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[liberationtech] A tool for encrypted laptops

Andreas Bader andreas.bader at nachtpult.de
Mon Mar 25 22:55:19 PDT 2013


> 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
> page.
> 
> https://isecpartners.com/news-events/news/2013/march/yontma.aspx
> https://github.com/iSECPartners/yontma
> 
> -tom

Great Idea, solves a huge problem with the hack of SEDs.
But Windows itself is a big security hole, why don't you offer this for
Linux? When I encrypt my Laptop with Bitlocker and Yontma, then I have a
half Open Source secured Laptop..

-Andreas



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