Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.



Windows 7: BitLocker, PGP, TrueCrypt cracked real-time

29 Dec 2012   #1

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 
BitLocker, PGP, TrueCrypt cracked real-time

Quote:
A Russian security firm has announced that their forensic disk decryptor software package can now access any information on disks that have been encrypted with industry standard programs. The program cost $299 and will work against BitLocker, PGP, and TrueCrypt; but even worse it can do it in real-time.
Full article here

Be afraid, be very afraid.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

29 Dec 2012   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hibernation file is always a worry. Turn of hibernation.

Don't use firewire connection. Inception | Break & Enter - Improving security by breaking it
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Dec 2012   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

If you want to secure everything.... you don't use the hibernation file.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


29 Dec 2012   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Exactly. I always turn hibernation off.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Dec 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

Thanks for the good read. I use TrueCrypt myself, but have hibernation turned off, but I also never leave my computer on when I am not at it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Dec 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

One thing to note:
Quote:
Acquires protection keys from RAM dumps
I would assume this means it would be able to access information from RAM, meaning that even if you have hibernation off, but say put the computer to "Sleep", RAM would still have power therefore any content is still stored on the RAM.

Basically:
  • Turn off hibernation
  • Don't use sleep, instead do a full shutdown
  • Lock HDD/SSD inside BIOS/EFI to prevent the system drive being swapped to another computer
  • In Bios/EFI only have boot to hdd enabled, disabling things such as Network Boot (PXE/Network Image), USB Boot, and CD/DVD boot.
  • Password lock your BIOS or RAID card(if you have one)
  • Lastly use a password on your Windows account for login.

If you do this then you are pretty much safe in my opinion.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 BitLocker, PGP, TrueCrypt cracked real-time





Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: BitLocker, PGP, TrueCrypt cracked real-time
Thread Forum
Window 7 home preimum cracked or real? Windows Updates & Activation
window 7 cracked or real Windows Updates & Activation
Truecrypt incorrect password or not a truecrypt volume Software
Truecrypt incorrect password or not a truecrypt volume General Discussion
Solved Is this Forum in Real time ? Chillout Room
Truecrypt PLUS Bitlocker for sys drive? System Security
Microsoft shakes off "BitLocker cracked" claims News

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:43 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33