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Utimaco Safeguard Easy vulnerability
From: boomboom999 () yahoo com
Date: 13 Oct 2006 02:49:19 -0000
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 distribution.
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
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
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?
- Utimaco Safeguard Easy vulnerability boomboom999 (Oct 13)