Commit 255e369b authored by Tails developers's avatar Tails developers
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RAM empties itself even without safe erasure (#8156)

parent c1e3cac6
......@@ -34,5 +34,7 @@ Tails is running* can recover data from RAM as well. To avoid that,
learn the different methods to [[shutdown
Tails|doc/first_steps/shutdown]] rapidly.
As far as we know, cold boot attacks are not a common procedure for data
recovery, but it might still be good to be prepared.
As far as we know, cold boot attacks are not a common procedure for
data recovery, but it might still be good to be prepared. If no cold
boot attack happens directly after shutdown, the RAM empties itself in
minutes, and all data disappears.
......@@ -198,6 +198,10 @@ Tails does not consistently [[!tails_todo
more_efficient_memory_wipe desc="erase all system memory as it
should"]].
If no [[cold boot attack|doc/advanced_topics/cold_boot_attacks]]
happens directly after shutdown, the RAM empties itself in minutes,
and all data disappears.
After using Tails Installer, the "emergency shutdown" doesn't work
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