data remanence

Kalevi Nyman kan at
Mon May 15 12:15:14 UTC 2006

On this machine I'm working right now, I don't use SWAP. 1GB RAM only!


glymr wrote:
> 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.

Med vänlig hälsning,
Kalevi Nyman
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