Cold comfort

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Researchers have uncovered a number of ways attackers could force a PC to cold boot. Better keep that heating on.

Back in my Commodore 64 days, a useful trick to gain access to the code of an interesting game or demo was to use a paperclip to force a cold reset. This restarted the machine, but left most of the memory intact, allowing you to nose around to your heart's content. So with this in mind, I ...

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