Security News

Windows 10 Secure Boot update triggers BitLocker key recovery
2021-02-16 17:38

Microsoft has acknowledged an issue affecting Windows 10 customers who have installed the KB4535680 security update that addresses a security feature bypass vulnerability in Secure Boot. Windows versions affected by this vulnerability include multiple Windows 10 releases, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, and Windows Server 2012.

CHwapi hospital hit by Windows BitLocker encryption cyberattack
2021-01-21 11:22

The CHwapi hospital in Belgium is suffering from a cyberattack where threat actors claim to have encrypted 40 servers and 100 TB of data using Windows Bitlocker. On Sunday, CHwapi suffered an attack that caused the hospital to redirect patients to other hospitals and delay surgical procedures.

How to enable BitLocker on non-TPM Macs
2019-05-07 20:01

It's easy to add Microsoft's drive encrypting BitLocker protection to your non-TPM enabled Mac computers hosting Windows via Boot Camp or third-party VM.

BitLocker hacked? Disk encryption – and why you still need it [VIDEO]
2019-03-22 13:29

Is BitLocker cracked? Is disk encryption still worth it? The answers are "No" and "Yes", and here's why.

Researcher finds new way to sniff Windows BitLocker encryption keys
2019-03-21 12:09

A researcher has published a new and relatively simple way that Windows BitLocker encryption keys can be sniffed in less secure configurations as they travel from Trusted Platform Modules (TPMs)...

Solid state of fear: Euro boffins bust open SSD, Bitlocker encryption (it's really, really dumb)
2018-11-05 21:18

Security experts frantically facepalming at stupid design Fundamental flaws in the encryption system used by popular solid-state drives (SSDs) can be exploited by miscreants to easily decrypt...

Bug? Feature? Power users baffled as BitLocker update switch-off continues
2018-09-25 08:12

Microsoft claims issue confined to older kit Three months on, users continue to report that Microsoft's BitLocker disk encryption technology turns itself off during security updates.…

Microsoft's BitLocker encryption program: A cheat sheet
2018-04-19 18:47

BitLocker, an encryption program from Microsoft, offers data protection for the whole disk in an efficient method that is easy to implement, seamless to the user, and can be managed by systems admins.

Microsoft BitLocker: Built-in encryption for your Windows PC
2018-04-19 18:45

Microsoft has its own built-in disk encryption utility, but not all Windows PCs have BitLocker installed on them.