Utimaco Safeguard Easy vulnerability

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Hello guys,

At this moment our company looks for a software to encrypt the whole
disk drives on laptops.

I see that many companies and government  institutions use Utimaco
Safeguard Easy.

First, we looked at this software as well.

However, it seems that the tool that is supposed to make laptops more
secure has some serious problems related to password and key

For deployement in big companies, Utimaco recommend to implement
centralized management.
The management is done via CFG-files that are pushed via SMS, Active
Directory or otherwise.

These CFG files contain encryption keys for hard disks and floppy, as
well as user passwords and backup passwords for recovery.

The content of the file is supposedly "encrypted" as Utimaco's manual
says. However, it seems that the encryption keys are hardcoded directly

in the EXE file. So, they are easily recoverable and all these CFG
files can be easily compromised.

I am just wondering whether it has been discussed here and someone else

has seen this problem before?

I know that many government and bank institutions use this product, am
I the only person to see this security whole?

Thank you


Re: Utimaco Safeguard Easy vulnerability

boomboom999@yahoo.com wrote:
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Does truecrypt hold, or (in other words), what do you want to be safe
from what? ;-)

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