News 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

By Becky Cunningham, last updated Nov 7, 2018.
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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

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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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