Keyboard Hotkeys

BestCrypt Volume Encryption allows the user to assign a hotkey combinations to quickly run several functions of the software. To set the Hotkeys, run the Options->Keyboard hotkeys command. The following window will appear:

Hotkey settings

To set the hotkey select the corresponding edit box and click key combination you wish to use. It is possible to set hotkey for the following actions:

Alarm crash hotkey

It is possible to imagine a case when the user works on computer with mounted encrypted volumes and someone attempts to take away the computer in working state. Yes, the user can turn off the computer, but as Cold Boot Attacks on Encryption Keys article states, RAM memory still can store encryption keys for seconds and even dozens of seconds. So the keys can be extracted even if the user turns off the computer.

If instead of turning off the computer the user presses Alarm crash hotkey, BestCrypt Volume Encryption will not only restart the computer immediately, but will also wipe all encryption keys from memory.

Alarm Crash Hotkey notes: