Castor, one of our readers, wrote in to let us know about this article over at DarkReading.
Headline: LuciData successfully cracks a laptop encrypted with Pointsec Full Disk Encryption on behalf of corporate client
Copy and Paste from article:
"This simple attack takes advantage of the FireWire protocol and its ability to directly access and modify the RAM of a target machine with a FireWire port installed. Using a simple and readily available forensics software tool, it is possible to connect a FireWire cable to a computer, and within seconds bypass the Windows authentication and log in as a local administrator.
The workaround for this according to Pointsec (Checkpoint) is to have the administrators that have the Pointsec solution deployed in their networks to re-deploy it with the "Pre-boot authentication" enabled.
Mar 12th 2008
1 decade ago