Dell Laptops to Feature Samsung Encrypted SSDs

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srt

i think dell laptops is one of the finest laptop in all our the world ...

 

laptops in pakistan

 

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periodhyphenund...

No Thanks!

I'd rather secure my data 

But the most amazing thing here is that readers will soon be responding that I don't know what I'm talking about when they, themselves cannot even prove to themselves whether hardware encryption locks everyone out except you or if it happens to have a secret NSA unlock key

 Unless you can reverse engineer these chips on your kitchen table, I'll just avoid hardware encryption or any form of AES or other Gov't sponsored encryption standard

Thanks, but No Thanks

If you want someone to protect your Data, look in the Freakin Mirror cuz your the only one who can! 

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nekollx

um the encryptor is Samsung, a publicly traded company not the department of Homland Security where are you getting "goverment sponsoned encryption standard"

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periodhyphenund...

AES is the standard agreed to by basically ALL disk manufacturers

and here is on link to that info 

http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&taxonomyName=Storage&articleId=9126869&taxonomyId=19&pageNumber=2

 AES encryption should only be deployed if you have the source code to the specific end user implementation, if you can read the source code, if you can understand the source code, and if you can verify that any encryption program you use does not contain within it a keylogger that encrypts your password and attaches said password in encrypted form to your encrypted volume for use at a later date by an untrusted group of individuals such as a  certain group of Government  Employees who are at this very moment being accused of some very  unethical as well as Illegal activities concerning our security

Please link me to any "verifiable"  information that dissagrees with what I have said!

 

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nekollx

and that just it its a Standard, just liek telvision has a Broadcast Standard. But All TV isnt Goverment Sponsored. So where are you getting that the Gov't is sponsoring this encryption?

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periodhyphenund...

Exhibit A.

You cannot reverse engineer the encryption scheme encoded on the chips

Exhibit B.

You cannot have the source code or guarantee that the encryption scheme on the chips does not contain a backdoor

Exhibit C.

This Government has repeatedly proven it cannot be trusted and provided no indication that it can be trusted

Exhibit D.

Trust my Spyware because I've Standardized it???? 

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MAJORzer0

This guy may seem like a flaming nut but he does have a point. What company doesn't leave a back door for their IT guys to use in case they need to get in and fix something. Is dell just gonna give you a new SSD because you newbed out and forgot your password? I really doubt they will be as secure as you think they are. Honestly it's just a standard... Would I stick with the standard or try to get something better.... isn't that the whole point of making your own computer or over clokcing they hell out of your pc? We want it to be better and be our own and not some cooky-cutter toy that any kid could have. I agree with periodhyphenund on the grounds that we all want better then the standard and not be spoon fed our technology.

~No one said it would be easy....they just said it was worth it...~

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Daryl Dilly

That back door for the IT guys that you refer to is the default password installed in virtually all encrypted software. But the key is to change the default password. Once you do that, no more IT guy back door. Have you ever called Dell for technical support and they told you "Oh just go here and type in this password and presto your computer is unlocked/fixed." It just doesn't happen that way. A corporate network environment is a whole other story, though...

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MAJORzer0

I don't have any expirience with Dell or any of the companies that make all this junk. I've never owned anything from them and don't plan on it. I did buy my wife a cheap ass laptop though once. She's already loaded it up with viruses and malware. I'm sure she'll be upset when I have to purge it when I get home. 

I'm sure they'll put a gay reset button on there. Besides that i know a few linux programs that likes decrypting things... it's really not a big thing and to charge people for extra bs like this is just a way to pull more money from the eager spenders.

~No one said it would be easy....they just said it was worth it...~

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