Seagate announces hardware FDE for laptop and desktop machines

ji at ji at
Sun Sep 9 21:07:01 EDT 2007

Dave Korn wrote:
> On 07 September 2007 21:28, Leichter, Jerry wrote:
>> Grow up.  *If* the drive vendor keeps the mechanism secret, you have
>> cause for complaint.  But can you name a drive vendor who's done
>> anything like that in years?  
>   All DVD drive manufacturers.  That's why nobody could write a driver for
> Linux until CSS was cracked, remember?

It wasn't the mechanism that was secret so much as the key.  CSS was 
supposed to protect someone else's data.  You wouldn't give the key to 
*your* drive away, would you?


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