I red the cold boot paper and how they manage to recover the original private key even if it's partially corrupted and it got me thinking.
Suppose you have a fully encrypted disk via, say, truecrypt , if you damage this drive (toss it around or put it on a microwave or drill through it etc).
Can you still decrypt part of the data even if you don't have all of it ? Supposing you have the private key.
If so, how ?