News, tips, advice, support for Windows, Office, PCs & more. Tech help. No bull. We're community supported by donations from our Plus Members, and proud of it
Home icon Home icon Home icon Email icon RSS icon
  • Hybrid attack can extract data from inert RAM

    Posted on November 11th, 2019 at 01:10 Tracey Capen Comment on the AskWoody Lounge


    By Fred Langa

    It sounds impossible, but data can be recovered from RAM chips — even after they’ve been removed from a PC.

    Specialized attacks on memory modules can reveal working passwords and cryptographic keys still stored random-access memory, possibly allowing malicious hackers to bypass encryption services such as BitLocker, VeraCrypt, FileVault, and others!

    Plus: Disabling Windows Firewall and its nags.

    Read the full story in AskWoody Plus Newsletter 16.41.0 (2019-11-11).