Freezing chip enables data theft

Freezing chip enables data theft 2.24.2008 [more ]
Freezing computer chips is a simple way to steal encrypted information stored on hard drives, Princeton Univ. found. DRAM chips
hold data temporarily, and many believe that once power is cut, the
memory will be erased. But the researchers were able to retrieve data
from the chips by freezing them in liquid nitrogen. Frozen chips can
hold data for hours; by putting frozen chips in a machine, thieves can
glean information from the chips.

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