data remanence

Kalevi Nyman kan at
Mon May 15 10:56:00 UTC 2006

Why don't you use a simple CD-ROM to boot your computer? Don't even try
to install anything into your new hard-drive!

If that is not secure enough, what is? One can have several diffenrent
CD-ROMs with games, OpenOffice, Only Linux OS with TOR but nothing else

Is this a secret?


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 ?
> Such a device would raise the bar quite a bit, no? (AFIK, there is no
> data remanence problem with DRAM .. unless $they can stop the clock and
> keep power applied).
> (seeing the $agency come in with a UPS and trying to splice the A/C
> without shutting it off, and then carrying out the server on battery
> power conjures up memories of a certian Seinfield episode).
> /mike.

Med vänlig hälsning,
Kalevi Nyman
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