Monday, November 03, 2008

Cold Boot Memory Attack on TV Show "My Own Worst Enemy"

I'm checking out the new series "My Own Worst Enemy" with Christian Slater. In episode two around the 40 minute mark, they are being briefed on how they are going to infiltrate the enemy's headquarters. Someone mentions that the computers will be encrypted and a geeky dude says no problem, this can right here will freeze the memory so you can extract the encryption keys. Amazing!

When they get in, one of the guys is seen opening the side of a computer, briefly spraying the can into the machine, pulling out a RAM chip with tweezers and putting it into some sort of small circuit board that is then analyzed by a small subnotebook.

Pretty cool stuff. I'm very impressed, at lease after seeing all the technological crap the show "24" has butchered.

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