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Encrypting RAM via AMD SME tech + veracrypt whole disk encryption?

Jun 30, 2011
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I'm new to AMD. Found SME to encrypt physical ram. ----- Physical Ram is different than a Hard drive. Ergo: I should be able to use both with Vera crypt full disk encryption with no issues.

Right?? I can't seem to find where they place nice together anywhere, and I'm not about to be the first guinea pig.


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Yes, both are independent and can be used together.
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Hmmm, this topic (encrypting RAM) comes up every 3 or 4 years, then seems to fade away. I find that fascinating in itself.

Unless you are a secret agent working undercover in an adversarial country, I don't see a need to encrypt RAM. And even then, not sure it would do any good. If you are worried about a bad guy hacking your computer and reading the data being stored in your RAM, you need to look at your over-all computer and network security to ensure they are up to date and secure.

If you are worried someone will gain physical access to your computer without your knowledge or consent, then not sure what to say about that. Get a couple big angry guard dogs? If someone has physical access to your computer when you are away (or you are prone to leaving you notebook behind) I recommend shutting it down and off every time you step away. That is, don't just let it go to sleep.

Just found this interesting read: Can On-the-Fly RAM Encryption Secure Against Hardware Hackers?
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Ram encryption is largely useless to consumers. The typical hacking avenues will ignore the encryption. It's to protect against live hardware attacks, ie the attacker has somehow seized your physical PC in a running but locked state.