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[liberationtech] A tool for encrypted laptops

Tom Ritter tom at
Fri May 9 11:41:41 PDT 2014

Hey all.  Reviving an oooold thread with a new release:

>From the first email: 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.

We've now released a version for Mac. (Open Source of course.)


On 30 May 2013 13:24, Seth David Schoen <schoen at> wrote:
> Tom Ritter writes:
>> On 25 March 2013 11:57, Tom Ritter <tom at> wrote:
>> > It the moment it only supports Bitlocker, but support for Truecrypt is
>> > coming[0].  \
>> Due to some internal confusion, this happened a little bit ago, but I
>> didn't know about it.  You can now tell it "I'm smarter than you and
>> have FDE you don't know about"[0].  This will let it work with
>> Truecrypt.
>> Mac and Linux support are still stalled.  Julian Oliver posted a quick
>> script for Linux that emulates some amount of the functionality last
>> March, I'm reposting:
> Jacob Appelbaum and I have some data sources for doing the whole thing
> in the thread at
> I'm not sure how fancy we want to make this.
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