SSD Encryption Bug Makes Microsoft’s BitLocker Useless – Updated

UPDATE: Here are the instructions on how to temporary resolve the bug in Windows 10 by switching from hardware encryption to software encryption in BitLocker. Original story below.

A major security vulnerability in the hardware encryption system of several Solid State Drives (SSDs) leads to additional problems for Windows users, breaking down the BitLocker feature bundled into the operating system.

The security flaw was discovered by Dutch security researchers Carlo Meijer and Bernard von Gastel from Radboud University and describe a method that relies on firmware reverse-engineering to access data without an encryption key.

The research paper shows that in some cases, drives c… (read more)

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Juniya Sankara

Juniya Sankara

I love everything to do with Microsoft Windows, and the new Windows 10 is great so far. I love to spend my time researching on how viruses and bacteria work in my personal lab. I also enjoy history and comics.