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[liberationtech] A tool for encrypted laptops

Karl Fogel kfogel at
Mon Mar 25 11:41:13 PDT 2013

Tom Ritter <tom at> writes:
>Hi all - at the risk of shilling, my company has released an Open
>Source tool called "You'll Never Take Me Alive".  If your encrypted
>laptop has its screen locked, and is plugged into power or ethernet,
>the tool will hibernate your laptop if either of those plugs are
>removed.  So if you run out for lunch, or leave it unattended (but
>plugged in) at starbucks, and someone grabs your laptop and runs,
>it'll hibernate to try to thwart memory attacks to retrieve the disk
>encryption key. Not foolproof, but something simple and easy.
>It the moment it only supports Bitlocker, but support for Truecrypt is
>coming[0].  If you have suggestions - add them to the github issues

What a terrfic idea, Tom -- thanks.

Your paragraph above doesn't mention it, but appears this is (right now)
only for MS Windows.  Any chance of Linux support coming soon, and in
the long run of getting folded in as a kernel service so that I can just
configure it from my System Settings menu eventually? :-)

I'm sure others will be asking about Mac OS X too.


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