False sense of security strikes again

Year 2008, and still cheap encryption could bring a false sense of security.
./  has a story on cracking (not literally) and encrypted hard disk open.

http://www.heise-online.co.uk/security/Enclosed-but-not-encrypted–/features/110136

You may think you payed less and still got AES, and what you got was the old’and safe (pun intended) XOR.

It reminds me of  another XOR story so much, that I’m starting collecting it.
If you know more, please send them.

3 Comments

  1. seek says:

    chissà se le chiaviche kingston usb elite con cifratura AES hardware hanno lo stesso problema… mha

  2. Worried says:

    ma che ne so. Pero’ che cazzo, aes aes, e poi XOR.
    BUH dove arriveremo. Pero’ ho inventato il termine “XOR story”. A qualcosa le chiavichette impostori sono servite.

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