Blog Posts Tagged with "SSD"

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LM Hash Flaw: Windows Passwords Easy to Crack

March 01, 2012 Added by:Dan Dieterle

The thing is that the lower security hashes are not present on the SAM stored on the hard drive. When the security accounts are loaded into active RAM, Windows re-creates the LM hashes. The LM Hash can be pulled from active RAM using the Windows Credential Editor (WCE)...

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The State of Solid State

December 21, 2011 Added by:Emmett Jorgensen

Solid state disks are more reliable because SSDs do not contain any moving parts. There are no read heads, actuator arms or spinning platters that can break down in an SSD. SSDs can be moved around freely while in use and have a higher tolerance against shock and vibration than HDDs...

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SSD’s and the Importance of Encryption

May 12, 2011 Added by:Emmett Jorgensen

With data privacy issues becoming increasingly important, regulations have tightened on information security. Regulators often impose sanctions for data breaches as outlined in state laws. New regulations bring added importance to the need to securely erase data from an SSD...

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Beware of Erasure Problems on SSD Drives

March 18, 2011 Added by:Brent Huston

The traditional methods of magnetic cleansing (degaussing), and even file over-write tools that have been in use now for decades in many organizations, have little to no effect on removing sensitive data on these solid state drives...

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Solid-State Disk Behavior Underlying Digital Forensics

March 06, 2011 Added by:Robert Gezelter

What was a previously a simple matter of running a recovery utility against a disk with corrupted structures may now involve multiple actors, all of which are operating with no mechanisms for synchronization. The possible risks may invalidate sound operating procedures, leading to data loss...

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Data Remains on USB and SSDs After Secure Erase

March 01, 2011 Added by:Dan Dieterle

New research shows that secure erase programs used on standard hard drives to wipe important data do not completely erase solid-state (SSD) drives and USB thumb drives. As much as 75 percent of the data could remain after a successful secure wipe...

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