Comments: Some people use the ATA password to protect data stored in a computer's hard disk. However, in most cases, attackers can easily crack the ATA password and fully access the data in the hard disk. In the United States, stealing sensitive information from personal and enterprise computing systems has become one of the fastest growing crimes. According to analytics such as Gartner and IDC, nearly 80% of laptops are hosted by companies that use ATA passwords to protect data stored on computer hard disks, however, in most cases, attackers can easily crack the ATA password and fully access the data on the hard disk. In the United States, stealing sensitive information from personal and enterprise computing systems has become one of the fastest growing crimes. According to analytics such as Gartner and IDC, nearly 80% of laptops store sensitive company information and are gradually increasing. This phenomenon is critical to enterprise business management and overall success. Therefore, individuals and enterprises are striving to find cost-effective and easy-to-use storage methods to prevent leakage of sensitive information. Most hard drive manufacturers use the ATA Hard Drive password lock to provide some protection for sensitive information. The ATA Hard Drive password lock, as its name implies, means that users can use the password to lock their hard drive. Unlike BIOS or OS password protection (such as Microsoft Windows), the ATA password lock is performed on the hard disk. Hard drive tools can easily crack ATA Hard Drive passwords. There are several hard drive tools designed specifically to crack ATA Hard Drive passwords. One of the HDD Rock of YEC is one of them, priced at over $1000. Product Description: "Two minutes to clear the hard disk password ". In addition, many vendors provide similar products, including Ultrec, Vogon, and AFF Laboratory. ATA password protection is a broken ATA password removal tool that uses multiple methods to crack the password lock function. Although ATA Hard Disk locks have industry standards, Different Hard Disk manufacturers may slightly differ in implementing security functions. The author of the password cleanup tool uses multiple methods to clear passwords of Different Hard disks. As long as you have mastered a specific hard disk mode technology, the same technology can be applied in similar hard disks. These tools will be more intelligent over time, allowing you to quickly and easily clear hard disk passwords in almost all modes. For example, HDD Rock shows that the hard drives that can be easily purged include Toshiba, Seagate, MDT, maxcompute, Samsung, Western data, Fujitsu, and other hard drives, covers more than 700 hard disks in different modes. Encryption is the only security protection method. The problem is that the data itself is not protected. Because the ATA password lock does not encrypt data, once it is broken, the data will be stolen. The only feasible solution is to encrypt the data. Fortunately, there have been high quality, fully transparent encryption solutions on the market. Software-based full-disk encryption products have been on the market for many years. companies that produce such products include GuardianEdge, SafeBoot, and Pointsec (recently acquired by Checkpoint ). The good news is that hard disk manufacturers are beginning to provide hard disks with built-in full disk encryption. The Momentus 5400 FDE.2 hard drive manufactured by Seagate is a leader in this field. Compared with ATA Hard Disk locks and software hard disk encryption, the integrated hard disk encryption function has great advantages. First, hard disk encryption has obvious performance and stability advantages over software-based solutions. Secondly, since the encryption function is integrated with the hard disk reading function, it is completely transparent to users. Finally, the "Factory" encryption process will greatly reduce the cost of purchase, configuration and management. Summary the risk of loss of confidential data stored on computers and servers cannot be ignored. ATA password protection is better than BIOS and operating system password protection, but it is still far from enough for most enterprises. This fully protects sensitive data on hard disks. Most enterprises need to encrypt the data itself. Software-based full disk encryption system is a solution, but the next generation of hard disk encryption features are more important than only supported by software. For any enterprise with high value or controlled information, the next-generation hard disk encryption function is very valuable.