Way to Steal Encrypted Data  

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I found one article publish in New York Times about Researchers Find Way to Steal Encrypted Data that was written by JOHN MARKOFF

A group led by a Princeton University computer security researcher has developed a simple method to steal encrypted information stored on computer hard disks.
As we know encryption software is widely used by companies and government agencies, notably in portable computers that are especially susceptible to theft.

The group demonstrated that standard memory chips actually retain their data for seconds or even minutes after power is cut off.

When the chips were chilled using an inexpensive can of air, the data was frozen in place, permitting the researchers to easily read the keys long strings of ones and zeros out of the chips memory.

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