AES HDD encryption was XOR

Alexander Klimov alserkli at
Sun Dec 7 04:10:17 EST 2008


  With its Digittrade Security hard disk, the German vendor
  Digittrade has launched another hard disk housing based on the
  unsafe IM7206 controller by the Chinese manufacturer Innmax.
  The German vendor prominently advertises the product's strong
  128-bit AES encryption on its packaging and web page. In
  practice, however, the hard disk data is only encrypted using
  a primitive XOR mechanism with an identical 512-Byte block for
  each sector.


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