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From: "Jason A. Donenfeld" <>
To: tlhackque <>
Cc: WireGuard Mailing list <>
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2022 17:56:37 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Thu, Jun 30, 2022 at 5:53 PM tlhackque <> wrote:
> If you also want to make sure that the key isn't in memory longer than
> that time (e.g. to avoid capture on a dump or device loss), you could
> also set a timer (of the sort that wakes the CPU from sleep) that clears
> the key at that time.

Waking up the CPU some time later to clear a key sounds like a bad
waste of power. And such wakeup timers aren't universally available
and dependable. Plus, the last thing people want is having WireGuard
wake up your laptop from sleep while it's in your bag. You're now
proposing all sorts of terrible complexity, instead of the much more
simple and covers-all-real-practical-cases of "is it android or is it
not?" KISS.


      reply	other threads:[~2022-06-30 15:58 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
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2022-06-30 10:47 ` CONFIG_ANDROID tlhackque
2022-06-30 11:41   ` CONFIG_ANDROID Jason A. Donenfeld
2022-06-30 15:50     ` CONFIG_ANDROID tlhackque
2022-06-30 15:56       ` Jason A. Donenfeld [this message]

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