TrueCrypt cracked!

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TrueCrypt cracked!

#1 Post by freakazoid » Fri Feb 22, 2008 11:16 pm

Researchers over at Princeton have found a way to crack disk encryption methods such as TrueCrypt...
http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2008/0 ... s-dis.html

Just goes to show that no one can be truly protected!
is it stealth? ;)

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No they havent .

#2 Post by TheFrog » Sat Feb 23, 2008 11:48 am

What they have found is a way to read RAM content after power-shutdown.
This is not the same as "cracking truecrypt", the only reason this works is that they can get the encryption-key from the computers RAM .
This isn't really news either, it has been known for some time that modern RAM can retain data for some time after power-off. This is why all good encryption-programs wipe the keys from RAM when you dismount the encrypted volume .
All WDE-systems keep the key in RAM btw .

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#3 Post by Simon.T » Sat Feb 23, 2008 2:21 pm

Still, BIG NEWS!!, at least, for me.

I really didn't know about this issue :shock: and this knowledge will definitely assist me in my planning future :!: :!:

Thank you VERY MUCH for sharing this important note freakazoid.
I am very appreciate this :D

thanks!

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#4 Post by fenixproductions » Sat Feb 23, 2008 5:33 pm

@Simon.T
Do not be paranoid ;)

Imho this news is very good, but the danger is similar to this one:
http://ophcrack.sourceforge.net/

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#5 Post by Simon.T » Sun Feb 24, 2008 12:21 am

fenixproductions wrote:@Simon.T
Do not be paranoid ;)

Imho this news is very good, but the danger is similar to this one:
http://ophcrack.sourceforge.net/
LOL, thanks! got more useful links??

Please click here, I saw Hebrew letters says "how to break an encryption of a hard disk" --> Image please get in to Image and see what this idiot got there?!?

This Israeli piss-ant is might living less than only 2 hours from me (whole Israel, driving is only 6 or 8 hours maximum)

It is true, no need to be paranoid, but when I see, sometimes (eg. on del.icio.us), 20 Israelis of 100 - 120 who bookmarked some illegal sites, which are (eg.) presenting howto crack another machine, then... I really don't like it :x (I mean, we're only 7,000,000)

I just investigated some of the sites at Image

and I don't like that. (and I know, personally, two Arabs and a one Jewish that are messing with this madness :!:

Anyway, thank you fenixproductions for joining to this talk :)

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#6 Post by garbanzo » Tue Jul 22, 2008 3:32 am

the team at princeton that was working on this project released their source code if anyone is interested...

http://www.ghacks.net/2008/07/20/softwa ... -released/

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#7 Post by alanbcohen » Tue Jul 22, 2008 4:22 am

Simon.T wrote:This Israeli piss-ant is might living less than only 2 hours from me (whole Israel, driving is only 6 or 8 hours maximum)

It is true, no need to be paranoid, but when I see, sometimes (eg. on del.icio.us), 20 Israelis of 100 - 120 who bookmarked some illegal sites, which are (eg.) presenting howto crack another machine, then... I really don't like it :x (I mean, we're only 7,000,000)
Well, well. There you are, holding us to a higher standard than the rest of the world. Congratulations on a fully developed sense of ethics. I appreciate that there are more of us.

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