I had the privilege of speaking before the House Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies at a hearing titled “Examining the Cyber Threat to Critical Infrastructure and the American Economy.” I was pleased to have the opportunity to provide McAfee’s perspective on the threats that face our nation’s infrastructure, as well as provide ...
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Following on from my post “10 Things You Don’t Want To Know About Bitlocker”, “TPM Undressed” and “Firewire Attacks Revisited” it recently came to my attention that Passware, Inc. A feisty California company has released a version of their forensic software which will decrypt Bitlocker and TrueCrypt protected hard disks via the classic Firewire vulnerabilities. ...
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TPM "Undressed…"

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Recently it was announced with much fanfare that the now-ubiquitous "TPM" chip found in most modern computers had been hacked. This obviously unnerved a lot of people, especially those hanging the safety of their secrets on free solutions like Microsoft Bitlocker which use the TPM to provide convenience to their users. The attack, invented about ...
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Recently a slew of news sites announced a newly discovered vulnerability (care of the German Security firm SySS) on a range of supposedly "secure" consumer USB sticks. With the right tools and know-how, these models from SanDisk, Kingston and Verbatim were apparently easy to defeat and retrieve the data from without knowing the user’s password. ...
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An update to this post was written by Ted Pan:  With Release of Windows 10, Questions About BitLocker Arise Again With the forthcoming release of Windows 7, questions about "Bitlocker" are coming up again. For those of you who were around during the original release of Bitlocker, or as it was known then "Secure Startup," ...
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