Microsoft Toys with Broken Windows 10 Cipher

By CIOReview | Friday, December 11, 2015

FREMONT, CA: Microsoft is being reticent towards its spyware since it’s a provision in Windows 10. By now it has become common knowledge that the embedded disk cipher tool Bitlocker becomes out of order without intimation in the newest version released in November 2015.

Bitlocker declines to be operational if anyone tries to license self encrypting drive with hardware accelerated encryption switched on. However, there is an alternative to make it operational. First install an older version of the OS from beginning and allow Bitlocker with hardware coding later upgrade Windows to the brand new version 1511 of Window10.

Chris Williams, while reviewing Bitlocker for ‘The Register’ approached Microsoft twice for better understanding on the ETA for finishing this encryption hindrance. As its released patch KB3116908 didn’t fix it.

“Windows is the only platform with a customer commitment to investigate reported security issues, and proactively update impacted devices as soon as possible. We recommend customers use Windows 10 and the Microsoft Edge browser for the best protection. Our standard policy is to provide solutions via our current Update Tuesday schedule.” Microsoft provided this statement on this disorder.

Even though there was no mention of Bitlocker issue anywhere, version 1511 continued to add support for 256 bit XTS-AES encryption, which is performed by software instead of drives hardware. Microsoft also plucked off ISO format images of November release, used to perform clean installs of version 1511, but later reestablishing the files after fixing a privacy bug. ISO download can still build error from Windows 10 from July, which might affect the performance.