Hacker News new | comments | show | ask | jobs | submit login

I stress this is just me noodling around, and that I'm not talking about real world risks. But: Is it possible to read unencrypted data of the flash drive the hard way?

Obviously, if it's sensibly encrypted there's no point. But a person may think they have physically destroyed a flash drive only to have left information available.

Here's some links to DIY de-capping and microscopy of a variety of ICs:

(http://siliconexposed.blogspot.com/2011/03/microchip-pic12f6...)

(http://uvicrec.blogspot.com/)

(http://dangerousprototypes.com/2011/06/27/hacking-the-pic-18...)




I imagine it's probably possible. The trick with flash drives though I think is the size. You could easily swallow a micro sd card without anyone even noticing.




Guidelines | FAQ | Support | API | Security | Lists | Bookmarklet | DMCA | Apply to YC | Contact

Search: