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Re: Chaniging focus: security ouitside a password manager




On 03/04/18 01:07, rhkramer@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
> the plaintext passwords would 
> disappear from RAM (except to the extent that (iiuc) there are (NSA) ways to 
> recover the contents of RAM if power is restored to the machine fairly 
> quickly).

I'm not sure you actually need to be the NSA for that. Anything you can
plug in that can do DMA can probably do it - firewire is one option, but
for something with PCI(e) or other slots you could probably plug in a
special card (or maybe just a firewire card). I think the RAM will
persist for a few minutes at least.

Richard

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