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Researchers crack disk encryption in popular Samsung and Crucial SSDs

November 7, 2018

Researchers at Netherlands-based Radboud University, which is active in almost all scientific fields, have discovered grave security flaws in several popular solid-state drives (SSD) that promise full disk encryption. In a nutshell, they can be cracked.

Self-encrypting drives are regarded as very safe to use, and they are — unless those drives can be found in the list below:

  • Crucial (Micron) MX100, MX200 and MX300 internal hard disks
  • Samsung T3 and T5 USB external disks
  • Samsung 840 EVO and 850 EVO internal hard disks

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