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This [password retrieval article](–/meldung/103908) makes me think about data-encryption… Is encryption in vain? Is hardware this insecure? Though the article is in german you can find the original Princeton paper in english at the bottom of the page.

Tell me what you think about it.

Update: The link at seems to be down – use this link instead: [Lest We Remember: Cold Boot Attacks on Encryption Keys](

Trusted Computing

March 5, 2007 — Leave a comment

What is trusted computing? Why doesn’t the industry trust me? Why do they want control about my computer/pda/cellphone/other device? Why can’t I decide by myself, who is thrustworthy? There’s a movie available at [LAFKONs page on Trusted Computing]( Though it is quite short it makes YOU ask these questions. Go watch it.

Windows crash “Start Windows, install Guild Wars, have a little fun.” This is what I thought tonight – but what happened? Windows crashes. Well, ok, these things happen from time to time one could say. But normally I’m no Windows user, and my system was pre-installed by Dell. Basically unused, I prefer to start Windows when I need to use Internet Explorer (which doesn’t happen that often *sigh*). Last time I booted it a year or so ago. All I did is leave my “My Book” connected through USB – and then tried to remove it through the unmount dialog Windows offers. Then crash… Make up your own thoughts.