Classification: Important, Solution: Mitigation, Exploit: Unknown
Solid State Disks (SSDs) often implement hardware full-disk encryption
in a way known as Self-Encrypting Drives (SEDs). Several
implementations of SEDs have been analysed by reverse engineering
their firmware. Many have security vulnerabilities that allow for full
recovery of the data without knowledge of any secret when you have
physical access to the drive Radboud University researchers discover security flaws in widely used data storage devices
Researchers at Radboud University in the Netherlands have discovered that widely used data storage devices with self-encrypting drives do not provide the expected level of data protection.