The paper outlines that some SSD drives (including Samsung and Crucial) do not actually encrypt the data properly, and that they can be easily by-passed without a system password.
The researchers Paulos Yibelo and Daniel Eshetu said the software running on three of the devices they tested — NetGear Stora, Seagate Home and Medion LifeCloud — can allow an attacker to remotely read, change and delete data without requiring a password.
It started off normal – I ordered the ride, waited for the driver, said hello, hopped in. “She told me she was sick the next day and didn’t need a ride to work,” he said.
Install Linux on a virtual machine and run it within a window on your current desktop or notebook computer. If the command fails with a message about running out of space, then you need to use a larger USB thumbdrive!