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Disk Encryption is No Silver Bullet, Researchers Say

July 31, 2008

Disk encryption, which people rely on for protecting sensitive data on laptops, can fairly easily be foiled, security researchers said in presenting a paper on a so-called "cold-boot attack" at the Usenix security conference on Wednesday.


In addition to Halderman, the research team included Princeton professor Ed Felten, as well as Nadia Heninger, William Clarkson, Joseph Calandrino, and Ariel Feldman of Princeton; Jacob Appelbaum; Seth Schoen of the Electronic Frontier Foundation; and William Paul of Wind River Systems.

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