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Microsoft downplays Windows BitLocker attack threat
Microsoft downplays Windows BitLocker attack threat: Microsoft dismissed recently-disclosed threats to its BitLocker disk-encryption technology as "relatively low risk," noting that attackers must not only have physical access to a targeted PC, but must manipulate the machine two separate times.
The company's move was prompted by a paper published by five German researchers…. In the paper,the researchers spelled out multiple attack scenarios criminals could use to access filesprotected by BitLocker. … Microsoft scoffed at [the] scenarios.
"This sort oftargeted attack poses a relatively low risk to folks who use BitLocker in the real world," said Paul Cooke, a senior director at Microsoft who looks after the operating system's security features.
In a post to the Windows Security blog, Cooke acknowledged that the…researchers were right…[but] downplayed the threatand argued that that research broke no new ground.
Date: 8 December
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