Encrypted SSDs are not as secure as we thought

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Encrypted SSDs are not as secure as we thought - Researchers were able to bypass passwords and access encrypted data on a number of different drives

Researchers from Radboud University in the Netherlands have published a paper revealing weaknesses in the encryption of solid state drives (SSDs). According to their findings, they were able to fully retrieve data from encrypted SSDs without passwords or keys - effectively they were able to totally bypass the protection entirely. Even more concerning is the fact that this weakness is a widespread problem which affects...
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I was just reading about this :eek:
Can you imagine thinking your data is safe only to find out that it's easily bypassed? :wall:
All those manufacturers should provide a refund because those users paid extra for those security features :cheers:
 
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I guess the quality of security of the device is dependent upon the owner's ability to restrict physical access to the device. ;)
 

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It's pretty scary. I always assumed that even if a hard drive was stolen then it would be ok because it's encrypted, but it seems it's not that simple. I'm glad this vulnerability was discovered so it could be fixed!
 

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