Full Disc Encryption, or FDE, is a perplexing problem for criminal investigators. Data stored on hard drives with FDE is fully encrypted on the drive. Without the password, investigators see nothing but a bunch of ones and zeroes.
How do crime fighters get access to this crucial evidence in content-based crimes like fraud, identity theft and child pornography?
Rather than a frontal assault, they look for a back door: copies of the evidence. Continue reading