Firmware weakness extends red carpet for cold boot attacks

Most modern computers, even devices with disk encryption, are vulnerable to a new attack that can steal sensitive data in a matter of minutes, new research says. In new findings published Wednesday, F-Secure said that none of the existing firmware security measures in every laptop it tested “does a good enough job” of preventing data […]

Firmware weakness extends red carpet for cold boot attacks

"The chilling reality of cold boot attacks" is the title of a video posted by F-Secure on Thursday. The chilling reality is that savvy security mischief-makers can still perform the attacks, ...

Sun 16 Sep 18 from TechXplore

F-Secure Says Almost All Computers Are Vulnerable to New Cold Boot Attack

F-Secure's Olle Segerdahl and Pasi Saarinen found a way to rewrite the non-volatile memory chip that contains the security settings, thus disabling memory overwriting. The post F-Secure Says ...

Fri 14 Sep 18 from Extremetech

New modification of the old cold boot attack leaves most systems vulnerable

The defenses put in place to thwart the 2008 attack turn out to be very weak.

Thu 13 Sep 18 from Arstechnica

Almost 'all modern computers' affected by cold boot attack, researchers warn - CNET

The attack would allow potential hackers to steal sensitive information stored on your RAM.

Thu 13 Sep 18 from CNET

Security flaw in ‘nearly all’ modern PCs and Macs exposes encrypted data

Most modern computers, even devices with disk encryption, are vulnerable to a new attack that can steal sensitive data in a matter of minutes, new research says. In new findings published Wednesday, ...

Thu 13 Sep 18 from TechCrunch

A Decade-Old Attack Can Break the Encryption of Most PCs

The computer industry thought cold boot hacks were solved 10 years ago. Researchers have proven that's not the case.

Fri 14 Sep 18 from Wired Security

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