Tuesday, 26 February 2008

Scary Flaw in Modern Encryption Techniques

Hi all,

I just stumbled upon this link to a paper from the Center for Information technology at Princeton.

The flaw lies within the assumption that DRAM losses its contents on power off, this paper shows that this assumption is faulty, values can remain in ram for seconds and even minutes after power off. This is of critical importance as it means that in-memory encryption keys and other non-secured information is accessible to attackers / forensic experts.

I imagine there are a number of strategies that mitigate the problem but it again highlights the biggest problem in computer security, the human link.

Thursday, 14 February 2008

Tom and Lowri Sitting In a Tree, ........

Well sitting in Rummers Wine Bar anyway.

They were being all squishy so I got a quick snap. Click on the image to get the full hi-res version.... if you dare! :-)

Oh, for those that care...
Canon 30D
Canon 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5
f/4.5 1/80 sec ISO 640
-1 Flash EV E-TTL II

[edit] Other than a little retouching, this image hasn't been played with. Tom wanted to know what quality the lens was so I haven't applied any sharpening etc...[/edit]

Tuesday, 12 February 2008

February Sunset

February Sunset
Originally uploaded by hyakuhei

Don't you just hate the weather in February ? Brrr.... :-D

Monday, 4 February 2008

Baby Giant Turtle

Baby Giant Turtle
Originally uploaded by hyakuhei

Its here again, better than before!

The new Baby Turtle Picture!