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My Aerocool case has a ladlock latch, and a Key type lock built into it. I always wondered why a person would need a lock but I guess I see know lol.
Well think of it this way too, your at a PC show and someone makes off with your $400.00 GPU.

Also you misspelled now.
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Well, all they'd find is a lot of porn and a debit card number with 100 bucks.
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What languages would i need to know to create a boot disc? Seams simple enough, overwrite the data and the problem is solved. However this would be much more useful as a shutdown protocol. Hm...
How about load a high memory game right before you shut down, lol.
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How about load a high memory game right before you shut down, lol.
I have 4Gb, even with my mightiest games i usually don't use much more then half my RAM.
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post #15 of 22
I think this would be a fairly easy fix via an automatic update that tells your computer to wipe all ram with 0's prior to turning completely off. That, or you can just open tons of stuff until your computer locks up and then hold the power switch.
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I think this would be a fairly easy fix via an automatic update that tells your computer to wipe all ram with 0's prior to turning completely off. That, or you can just open tons of stuff until your computer locks up and then hold the power switch.
I just want to first say that it wouldn't completely wipe it since Windows would simply start dumping the RAM onto the HDD (virtual memory.)
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post #17 of 22
I remember there was a case a while ago where an (alleged) pedophile had child pornography stored on his laptop when crossing in to the United States, encrypted with TrueCrypt. There was a long court battle and it was eventually decided that revealing the passkey for his TrueCrypt volume was considered self-incriminating (or something similar) and he was not required to do so, thus there was never any "proof" found for his crimes.

The authorities already had legal access to search his laptop, but TrueCrypt seemed impossible to crack. Now, atleast, they seem to have a chance.

For those of you looking to remove this security flaw: just run Memtest86 after you shut down if you want to wipe the data.
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post #18 of 22
Load the a keylogger into it, someone steals your ram they put in the ram, keylogger gets installed. You steal all of their info.
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post #19 of 22
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Load the a keylogger into it, someone steals your ram they put in the ram, keylogger gets installed. You steal all of their info.
It doesn't work that way, you have to have them launch an EXE from your RAM in order to do that. Which nobody would be stupid enough or have a need to do if they were smart enough to be recovering data from RAM.
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If somebody has physical access to your hardware there are easier ways to break into a system
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