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Windows 7: Toshiba to launch self-erasing hard drives

18 Apr 2011   #11


Maybe I'm cynical, but how can it be a business opportunity to attempt to recover data from an AES encrypted drive...I can see it now...." Yes Sir, lost your data...Please come back in 125 years when I have managed to maybe recover it for you"

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18 Apr 2011   #12
mr pc

Windows 7

I would hand the drive back and say

"There ya go - I recovered your drive....from under my desk. Took me about a week to find it!."
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18 Apr 2011   #13


Some mug will buy them.....some mug will lose the password...answer to the question.."close the door quietly on the way out" !!
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18 Apr 2011   #14
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

Used in the proper place I think it's a great idea.

Patients' Data on Stolen Laptop -
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18 Apr 2011   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate

once these are available i'm betting to get most companies to use these legislation will have to be passed forcing companies to use them to protect customers data.
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18 Apr 2011   #16

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Borg 386 View Post
I can already imagine the screaming & yelling when someone swaps out a drive & forgets about this little feature...good idea though.

Toshiba will soon debut a series of hard drives that can automatically erase or prevent access to their own data should the drives end up in the wrong hands.

The company's new self-encrypting drive family will include a new feature that detects if the drive is connected to an unknown and undefined computer or other system. If so, the drive can either securely wipe all of its data or just deny access to that data. Customers can apply the feature to specific data on the drive and choose how and when to render the data indecipherable, according to Toshiba.

The drives are designed to provide an extra layer of security, especially for corporations, government agencies, and other organizations that need to adhere to certain security and data privacy requirements. The security technology itself is built on the "Opal" specification from the Trusted Computing Group, which dictates certain requirements for data protection in enterprise environments.
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Toshiba to launch self-erasing hard drives | Security - CNET News
Nice idea, but you definitely have a point there!
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19 Apr 2011   #17
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

You wouldn't need laws for government employees to use this protection with this nations classified or privet information.
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26 Apr 2011   #18


I must admit that I kind of like the idea.
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