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EraseON & KeyON - HDD unlocking software

 
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2005 3:17 pm    Post subject: EraseON & KeyON - HDD unlocking software Reply with quote

After months of programming and testing I managed to unlock the first TP's locked HDDs with unknown passwords. Until now I tested successfully on locked HDDs with known passwords.
But these are the first locked Travelstars that are coming from some Thinkpads.
So, to not repeat myself I included here some quotes of the correspondence with testers. Many thanks to all of them for their support. The commercial software will be available as soon as possible and will be console and GUI based.
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"Just finished the test programs regarding HD unlock. I tested with success
on 2.5' Toshibas and 3.5' Maxtors. I know the password for each of them but I wrote them in a list with more than 10000 passwords and executed the software. Every time the password has been found.

I programmed a library of procedures and functions and made 2 test
programs based on this library.

One named "DriveOn" uses ATA Security Unlock command to crack the password. This one needs special hardware to reset the disk after the attempts expired and I spent some time till I found the best hardware solution.
Speaking of attempts expiration, IBM and Toshiba permit 5 attempts, but
some Seagate only 2, after that the drive must be repowered or hard reset.
Well, The calculated speed on a Toshiba 4.3 Gb (old one) is about 300
words/min = 18.000 words/hour. Of course on faster drives the speed
increases significantly.

The second program named "EraseOn" is using ATA Secure Erase Command. This command works like Security Unlock command but erases the data on the HDD then disable the lock.
Just finished the test on Maxtor 30 GB and the result is quite astonishing,
the speed reaches 426.000 words/hour.
EDIT: on later IBM/Hitachi Travelstars the speed is about 8-13 millions w/h
The only difference is that after the password will be accepted the drive will be erased so the data can't be
recovered. This is the method that will do the job.

Now I just finished the work on the password rules/encryption.
As you may know, different brands use different password rules so a drive
from a ThinkPad cannot be unlocked in a Fujitsu Siemens, et caetera.

Remember that even if the software is pretty good to unlock the drive you have to use good .txt dictionary and some luck. As I said before, I knew my passwords here and insert them between thousands of other words in some txt files. The programs used the files as dictionary, scanned the drives and found my passwords so they worked very well so far. "


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last update: March 2015

HD Security Tools 1.4b [Changelog]

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Includes:
EraseON v1.4b (activation required) - HD password cracker;
KeyON v1.4 (add-on)- HD security lock/unlock tool;
Basic dictionaries.
Mfg. master passwords dictionaries.

Requirements:
A desktop PC;
MS Windows 2000/XP installed;
DirectX 9.0;
2.5' to 3.5' HD adapter/cable OR IDE2SATA bridge to connect the SATA drives to a standard ATA IDE port.

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