data remanence (was: Some legal trouble with TOR in France)

Lionel Elie Mamane lionel at
Mon May 15 05:40:35 UTC 2006

On Sun, May 14, 2006 at 08:29:06PM -0400, Michael Holstein wrote:
>> There are methods (and they are used) to read data from a overwritten
>> disk.

> Has anyone tried creating a (ro) flash-boot linux system for TOR
> with all the (rw) stuff mounted in RAM ?

Flash is writable, so can be tampered. The critical secret (the
server's key) is in the ro part. So what good is it?

Really, guys. If it is protection against governments you want, you
are barking up the wrong tree. Too difficult.


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