Erasing SSDs (Solid State Drives): Security is an issue

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by lotuseclat79, Feb 15, 2014.

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  1. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

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    Erasing SSDs: Security is an issue.

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  2. Keatah

    Keatah Registered Member

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    It almost seems as if storage devices and OS'es are purposely made to keep remnants around.

    You know, it wouldn't be that hard for a device mfg to build-in a tiny circuit (to each chip) that would bulk-erase every cell by flipping it 1 and then 0. And permanently burning out the ones that are defective.

    And then in order to activate these circuits, you simply use a jumper pad or something while powering up the disk. A green light comes on when all cells have been verified erased.

    Of course, forensics departments and investigative teams wouldn't be able to take advantage of the ambiguity surrounding today's "I think I erased everything" scenarios.
     
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