Bitlocker and Solid State Drives (SSD)

Bitlocker and Solid State Drives

To keep devices secure, many companies rely on a product from Microsoft called Bitlocker.   Bitlocker is an encryption platform that helps keep your computer safe from offline attacks.   In the event a laptop or desktop is lost or stolen, the hard drive on the device is encrypted and is unreadable unless you have the password required to decrypt the device.

Recently a serious security risk has been discovered when Bitlocker is used with solid state drives (SSD).   This security flaw allows drives that are not properly encrypted to be hacked and user data retrieved.  This problem was discovered by Carlo Meijer and Bernard van Gastel of Radbound University.