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Created on Dec 4, ’22 ・ Updated on Dec 4, ’22

Physical security

  • Full Disk encryption with Bitlocker.
  • Secure boot protects the boot process by checking digital signatures before loading components.
  • Cold boot attack: researchers shown in 2008 that cooling down the volatile memory increase retention time enough to recover secret key from it. Use a PIN to prevent the attack and hibernate instead of sleep.
  • Direct Memory Access is a mechanism allowing a device to access the physical memory directly. Researchers created in 2008 a rogue Firewire device able to read and write memory. Enable Kernel DMA Protection.