Security Flaw in Popular Disk Encryption Technologies

Atom Smasher atom at
Wed Feb 27 07:12:49 UTC 2008

On Tue, 26 Feb 2008, Achim Patzner wrote:

> You might want to take a look at eNova ( who 
> are pointing at interesting hardware using their crypto technology.

the idea of closed-source hardware-based crypto disk drive may appeal to 
some, but i've seen too many similar things fail through stupidity, 
malice, etc.

one probably wouldn't have to look hard for more examples of "secure 
hardware" that isn't secure. there's just no way that hardware crypto can 
provide the peace of mind that open-source crypto does (or maybe my 
tin-foil hat is too tight).


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