Convicted Man Sues HP After Encryption Failed to Keep Him Out of Prison

Michael Crooker had his lawsuit concerning Hewlett-Packard’s DriveLock encryption software tossed out of court. Crooker had his Compaq laptop seized by FBI agents in 2004 after bomb-making materials were found at his home. He claimed that the FBI then used an HP-provided hack to break the DriveLock encryption used on the hard drive even though he had no evidence to back up those claims.

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