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by Daver
Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Windows 10 upgrades can break boot loaders
Replies: 13
Views: 1959

Re: Windows 10 upgrades can break boot loaders

Could DiskCryptor itself create a "rescue disk" before encrypting the Windows drive?
by Daver
Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Windows 10 upgrades can break boot loaders
Replies: 13
Views: 1959

Re: Windows 10 upgrades can break boot loaders

Assuming the worst case scenario and Windows 10 has overwritten the DiskCryptor bootloader (or it somehow got damaged).

How would the user repair it? What about UEFI setups, would this make it too difficult or impossible?
by Daver
Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: RAM key encryption
Replies: 2
Views: 751

Re: RAM key encryption

by Daver
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Windows 10 upgrades can break boot loaders
Replies: 13
Views: 1959

Re: Windows 10 upgrades can break boot loaders

When the user encrypts the Windows 10 data partition (or all the Windows 10 partitions, except the EFI), maybe require the creation of a "rescue disk" before the encryption takes place? If Windows 10 does not boot in future, the user can restore the DiskCryptor boot loader. Protecting the bootloader...
by Daver
Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Windows 10 upgrades can break boot loaders
Replies: 13
Views: 1959

Re: Windows 10 upgrades can break boot loaders

I mean is there a way to prevent Windows 10 from tampering with the DiskCryptor bootloader or a way to self-repair it? For instance, while the bootlaoder or DiskCryptor itself is loaded in memory, protect the integrity of the bootloader when Windows 10 decides to do its own thing. Crazy that Windows...
by Daver
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Windows 10 upgrades can break boot loaders
Replies: 13
Views: 1959

Re: Windows 10 upgrades can break boot loaders

Is there a way to code the DiskCryptor boatloader so it never gets overwritten?
by Daver
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Windows 10 upgrades can break boot loaders
Replies: 13
Views: 1959

Windows 10 upgrades can break boot loaders

Third party boot loaders like GRUB and (in the past?) the VeraCrypt boot loader could be broken by Windows 10 upgrades. A Windows 10 upgrade is the same as re-installing Windows and it doesn't seem to care about messing with other boot loaders. Hopefully there are safeguards in place to prevent Wind...
by Daver
Mon Jul 13, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: RAM key encryption
Replies: 2
Views: 751

RAM key encryption

To prevent cold boot and DMA attacks, is it possible to encrypt the keys in RAM (but still allow Windows hibernate and fast startup to work)?
by Daver
Mon Jul 13, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: DiskCryptor and VeraCrypt: why two of the same?
Replies: 2
Views: 818

Re: DiskCryptor and VeraCrypt: why two of the same?

Thank you for your explanation. 8-)