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Does Laptop Encrypt When Hibernating?

Topics: Users Discussion
May 13 at 11:59 AM
when my laptop hibernates my veracrypt password is required to wake it up and when i enter the password and get to my desktop all my programs are still opened. when this hibernation happens is everything encrypted like when the laptop is turned off? or should i completed shut off the laptop after each use to be safe?
May 14 at 8:10 PM
The most dangerous thing you can do is hibernating the pc while vc containers/volumes are opened. The RAM is dumped into a file on your HD alongside with the decryption key. Traces of the hibernation file will remain (unless wiped) on your pc for ages.
Developer
May 15 at 8:34 AM
Alex512

One remark: hibernation file is encrypted if system is encrypted. So all keys is encrypted also but on system encryption keys.