The Freezer Trick, Recovery Data And Steal Too

If you are half-a-geek, you probably heard of freezer trick to recovery data from a physically F.U.B.A hard drive. The New York Times has published an article with similar method used by Princeton University researchers – not for data recovering but breaking the encrypted information stored on the disk.

The trick is simple ( for them not you, Mr-Hacker-wannabe ) and cost them a can of Dust-Off. Most storages utilize DRAM memory chip to hold encrypted key, but the ciphering is easily exploited at frozen state. After freezing the chip, the key is revealed with long string of vulnerable binary data. The researchers then use their in-house pattern-recognition software to identify the security keys. Voila, all your perverted kiddy porn is out in the air.