News Another Exploit Hits WD My Book Live Owners

mikewinddale

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Would the windows 11 TPM requirement have prevented this ?? I doubt it.
A TPM basically secures a password. But WD commented out the code that requires a password. So even if WD had secured the password in a TPM, it wouldn't help.

(Not to mention the fact that Windows Hello uses a TPM to secure Windows-related passwords and credentials. WD uses its own software to administer the drive, so Windows Hello and other Windows-related security procedures wouldn't have even come into play.)

Microsoft never claimed that a TPM is a magical device that solves all security issues whatsoever. It's simply one way of making certain things more secure than they otherwise would be.

You might as well say that nobody should wear a seatbelt because it won't save you if you crash at 120 mph. Sure, but what if you crash at 60 mph?

Just because a security or safety device is not 100% effective in all imaginable circumstances doesn't mean it isn't valuable.
 

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