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Germans devise attacks on Windows BitLocker • The Register

December 12, 2009

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Germans devise attacks on Windows BitLocker
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Posted in Security, 5th December 2009 06:02 GMT
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German researchers have devised five methods that determined attackers can use to bypass hard-drive encryption in recent versions of Microsoft operating systems.

The methods, laid out by a research team from the Frauenhofer Institute for Security Information Technology, can be used to access files protected by BitLocker drive encryption contained in Windows Server 2008 and pricier versions of Windows Vista and Windows 7. BitLocker prevents files or entire volumes from being accessed without a user password being entered first.

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