data remanence

glymr glymr_darkmoon at
Mon May 15 11:14:34 UTC 2006

Hash: RIPEMD160
the only thing you'd have to be sure about is that the livecd used an
encrypted swap

Kalevi Nyman wrote:
> 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
> e.t.c.
> Is this a secret?
> /K
> ---
> 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.

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