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Hack AES encrypted SSDs

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#1 steve6375


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Posted 06 November 2018 - 08:11 PM

Interesting paper here on how some SSDs which use onboard AES encryption can be hacked to get at files!







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Posted 06 November 2018 - 08:28 PM

Not really-really. in the sense that the hacking has NOTHING to do with AES (in the sense of the encryption algorithm).


It is the hardware (firmware)  implementation (before and outside the actual encryption algorithm) that is vulnerable.


Essentially the vulnerabilities revolve around the possibility of flipping an IF THEN statement:







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Posted 07 November 2018 - 10:09 AM

Seems like Xmas is arriving earlier this year.

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