Context raises awareness on Cloud "Dirty Disk" security vulnerability

posted Apr 24, 2012, 10:46 AM by Bruce P. D'Sena   [ updated Apr 24, 2012, 10:50 AM ]
A UK based security firm recently identified and reported on a "Dirty Disk" security vulnerability affecting customers at some of the IaaS providers it tested. One of which uses technology implemented by over 250 other providers who could share the same vulnerability. In a nutshell, the firm - Context was able to gain low level access to remnants of other customer data when shared capacity was reallocated and previously assigned storage not completely reinitialized / wiped.