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lenovo ix2 security at rest

2016-09-21, 16:57 PM

Hi, Just a quick question.

 

I have had my lenovo ix2 setup for a while now and it has been running fine. I have users and passwords created on it for different folders. I believe that someone got access to the drive and I was wondering if that security still existed if the drives were removed from the lenovo and attached to a another device or linux box? Basically, would they need a password to get to the data?

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Re: lenovo ix2 security at rest

2016-09-21, 19:34 PM
Hello SirIrish,

As far as technology is concerned, physical access should be considered total access.

Meaning that, if you suspect that a malicious party has gained physical access to your device, you must assume that they gained access to the data.
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Re: lenovo ix2 security at rest

2016-09-22, 12:19 PM

Hi Gus,

I appreciate and total understand your answer but it does not answer the question. 

If I remove the disks from the Lenovo is there any security that would have to be bypassed to get access to its contents?

Basically what happened was someone got access to it and when I got to it both drives were broken. So I would like to know how complicated it would be for them to access the data? Like is it just a case of connecting it to a linux box and seeing everything or would the need the passwords?

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Re: lenovo ix2 security at rest

2016-09-22, 19:54 PM
SirIrish,

There are certainly methods for accessing data without authorized access.

Exactly how complicated would it be?

I do not know as that is not what I do.

I've never pulled the drives out of a NAS, mounted to Linux, and tried to read.

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Re: lenovo ix2 security at rest

2016-09-29, 0:47 AM

Hello Sirlrish,

 

The ix2 does not support volume encryption (px devices have this feature) so the data at rest on the hard drives is not encrypted. Someone with the right Linux skills could mount and access the data on the hard drives.

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