I know that the hardware encryption of SSD can not be trusted as it is proprietary and also there are some ways to defeat it as demonstrated in an IEEE paper: Self-Encrypting Deception: Weaknesses in the Encryption of Solid State Drives IEEE Conference Publication IEEE Xplore. But for my threat level, I want to use hardware encryption and not LUKS. I have received an email from Samsung that the issues raised in the IEEE paper has been resolved in Samsung 980 Pro.
Samsung proivides firmware image that can be downloaded at: Samsung Magician & SSD Tools & Software Update Samsung Semiconductor Global, but I am not sure if I can use this on Ubuntu. Can someone try and comment on this?
Is someone in the same situation as I am?
- What SSD are you using (Is it Samsung 980 Pro)?
- How was your experience with setting up (and chaning) the password using sedutil? Or you used something else?
- Were you able to do SSD firmware update? How did you do it?