Maybe common disk encryption is so compromised, there's no point to implementing?

Gus Wirth gwirth79 at gmail.com
Sat May 3 17:24:38 PDT 2014


On 2014-05-03 15:28, Stewart C. Strait wrote:
[snip]
> I'm not sure what the FireWire attack means.

Firewire was designed to allow device-to-device communication without
going through the main CPU. As part of its operating mode, it can do
Direct Memory Access (DMA) also without the main CPU. What can basically
happen is that if the machine under attack has a Firewire port, you can
connect to it and read out all the memory without the target machine
being able to stop it.

Gus



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