Hardware-Based Encryption - The Better Way to Secure USB Drives
Posted 25 January 2010 - 03:10 PM
When floppy disk drives started going the way of the Dodo, I know I personally wasn't entirely sure who the heir apparent was. ZIP disks had potential, but were too pricy. Writing CDs and DVDs may have gotten faster over the years, but it's still too time-consuming. Essentially the purposes that the floppy disk occupied – dissemination of data and portable storage – wound up being bifurcated into two pieces of technology: optical media for the first, and flash drives for the second.
USB flash drives have proliferated wildly. I have one on my keychain; it's the fourth one I've owned. You can get a respectable 8GB of storage in a small portable form for under $20 now. That's a heck of a lot of data you can carry around. But what happens if it falls into someone else's hands?
Posted 26 January 2010 - 09:42 AM
What about BitLocker? Is Microsoft's security prowess as easy to outwit?
Just because some software has proved particularly vulnerable, is it necessarily the case that all software based encryption schemes are inherently vulnerable, no matter how well written? What are the attack types that only hardware based encryption could defeat?
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Posted 13 February 2010 - 03:31 AM
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