New Seagate HD

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by controler, Mar 12, 2007.

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  1. controler

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    After resding about this new hardware encrypting drive, I am still wondering what good is it other then for physical access?
    As far as I can see it still does not stop maleware in any way.
    It just become all encrypted maleware and so I guess it is more for corporate or Gov computers that get stolen?

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,129734-c,harddrives/article.html



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  2. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    Or misplaced.

    Identity theft is huge in the U.S. Any barriers that prevent identity theft are more than welcome.
     
  3. controler

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    I agree Ron. I guess all I was saying is even if they are encrypted, The maleware can still steal a persons info which would be easier then actualy having access. Anywho, I like all the NAND flash stuff everybody is making use of these days:) Intel's appearence into the NAND flash market will insure it comes with new PC's. I would hope they would use this encryption technology with these new flash drives as well.

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    I see your point. It will be interesting to see how things go with these new drives and whether they create any problems of their own.
     
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    Interesting concept. I'd like to see how it plays out.
     
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