BitLocker, Brossard’s Pre-boot Authentication Research, and the BSI

Attending DEFCON presentations that target a product you use or helped build can be exciting in a bad way.  And believe me – knowing the fix has already been shipped reduces that excitement… in a very good way.  This is what made Jonathan Brossard’s DEFCON 16 presentation Bypassing pre-boot authentication passwords  less exciting for me:…

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Protecting BitLocker from Cold Attacks (and other threats)

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Protecting BitLocker from Cold Attacks (and other threats)

Hi. My name is Douglas MacIver and I specialize in security assurance at Microsoft as a member of the BitLocker Test Team.  My responsibilities on the team are to perform BitLocker penetration testing and risk analysis. As you may have seen in the press, last week researchers at Princeton University published a paper and video…

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