A team of researchers has decided to check whether the encryption offered by Western Digital's My Passport external self-encrypting hard drives is effective and unbreakable as it should be.
Researchers with security consultancy VerSprite have unearthed several vulnerabilities in Western Digital's My Cloud NAS product, which can be exploited by local and remote attackers to achieve root access to the device.
Several Seagate wireless hard-drives have been found to be affected by multiple vulnerabilities, the CERT Coordination Center of the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University warns.
SanDisk unveiled a new wireless mobile flash drive, the SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick, which enables sharing, transferring and accessing data between mobile devices and computers.
A flaw (CVE-2014-7952) in Android's backup/restore mechanism can be exploited by knowledgeable developers to "respawn" malicious apps on phones, and make them gain top-level access and potentially dangerous permissions that they didn't have before.
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