Yes, we have no hibernate today

Shane Hathaway shane at
Thu Jun 24 13:52:42 MDT 2010

On 06/24/2010 12:54 PM, Jessie Morris wrote:
> On 6/24/10 12:48 PM, Charles Curley wrote:
>> Depends on how long you plan to shut down. If you will exhaust the the
>> battery in suspension, then use hibernation. However, hibernation
>> writes a memory image to a swap partition, where bad guys can recover
>> it. Suspension does not, so it leaves one less thing around for the bad
>> guys to recover.
> That is a lie. You can recover encryption keys and other data from
> memory if done right.

That article is now 2 years old.  Has anything been done about that 
vulnerability?  The attack looks easy and seems to require no special 
hardware.  (Freeze the RAM with a dusting can, pull the RAM, put the RAM 
in your own computer, and use some special OS to read it.)


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