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  • If you use Win10 BitLocker on a solid state drive, you need to follow MS’s advice and re-activate it

    Posted on November 7th, 2018 at 18:23 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    There’s a bug in most self-encrypting SSDs that leaves the data on the drives wide open. It’s complicated, but in theory anyone who can get at the hardware-encrypted SSD can retrieve all the data on it.

    One of the advantages of BitLocker is that it encrypts hard drives so they can’t be cracked, even if a miscreant gets physical access to it.

    By default, BitLocker running on Windows 10, set to encrypt a self-encrypting SSD, will flip over to the SSD’s built-in capabilities. Which, as we found out on Monday, is not secure.

    The solution? Run BitLocker to turn off the hardware protection, then run it again to turn on software protection.

    Computerworld Woody on Windows.

    Thx @gborn.