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You are right that your Linux file systems should not have been affected. While it's not possible to be 100% sure of anything, it is as rare as a flying panda. Copying your data over to your Linux filesystems would therefore be a good idea. Even in the rare cases of viruses that attach themselves to documents, like macro viruses (unlikely your case), ...


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I think the goal of self-destructing email is not to erase the email, but to erase the information about who generates/sends the email. Under this idea: Self-destructing email works if content of the email can be easily generated. If the email contains only text (e.g. "I love you!"), then the receiver can easily write it down or copy it. But with a self-...


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Microsoft Notepad will not save anything to disk unless you explicitly tell it to do so (by using "Save As"). This is in contrast to more complex programs like Word or Notepad++ that has autorecovery features and might save safety copies of files. I do not know, but suspect, that simple, basic text editors on other OS's work the same way. If it would be ...


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Yes, temporary in your RAM. Notepad is a program like no-other and uses variables. What you type also is a variable. The value of variables get stored in your RAM. Whenever you close your laptop your RAM is 'cleared' (look-up volatile memory). However: When you freeze RAM chemically, it's content doesn't get flushed, It takes a few minutes after power-...


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The purpose of a TPM module is to ensure that there is absolutely no way to obtain the keys stored on it. Whether or not it actually fulfills that purpose is a topic for another question. For now let's assume that it works as designed. That means when the TPM module is destroyed, so is the key, and so is any hope to decrypt the data encrypted with it. ...



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