Python application wipes a machine’s RAM when the police is at the door

The Panic button is a new Python app called “Centry Panic” and was developed to mitigate cold boot and direct memory access attacks on Windows, Mac and Linux that could be used by forensics professionals to capture information from memory. Cold boot attacks allow the fading contents of RAM to be preserved for reading after a target machine is shut down. Direct memory access side-channel attacks allow crypto keys to be yanked by attackers with access to the physical memory address space of a target machine.

Even if cold boot attacks may not be effective in the real world, Centry Panic means villains and hacktivists have a way to defeat them.

The Register: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/05/28/police_at_the_door_hit_the_panic_button/

GitHub: https://github.com/0xPoly/Centry