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Full disk encryption: Not what you might think

In this article, learn why full disk encryption, an approach to securing the contents of hard drives, may not be the solution you might have thought. See how, in some cases, it could even create more security vulnerabilities for users.

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    In this week’s Computer Weekly, with high-street retailers struggling to survive through the pandemic, we look at how they are using tech to keep stores relevant. Everyone is focusing on flash storage, but good-old hard disk drives are still an essential part of the IT toolkit. And we examine the latest developments in the ongoing Post Office Horizon IT scandal. Read the issue now.

  • A Security Assessment of Android Full-disk Encryption

    Lost or stolen smartphones need protection. Full-disk encryption has become a popular method of protecting data stored on a smartphone against such events. In this article we introduce two attacks on full-disk encryption for Android. The first targets older pre-Android 5.0 versions. This attack is well known and exploitation tools are publicly available. Android 5.0 claims to have resolved the previous attack. We describe a new attack on Android 5.0, which does not take significantly longer to conduct than the pre-Android 5.0 exploit. We also discuss potential countermeasures, observing that simple solutions are hard to find.

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