Windows 10: eMMC memory computers and privacy warning....

Discus and support eMMC memory computers and privacy warning.... in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Stick computers, tablets and netbooks with eMMC memory (usually 16 or 32 GB) are becoming more popular. Normally when a computer dies you can remove... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by NavyLCDR, Jul 31, 2016.

  1. NavyLCDR New Member

    eMMC memory computers and privacy warning....


    Stick computers, tablets and netbooks with eMMC memory (usually 16 or 32 GB) are becoming more popular. Normally when a computer dies you can remove the hard drive or SSD and either securely erase it or reuse it in another computer. That's not really possible with these devices with the eMMC memory. For example, I had a stick computer I was using as a home theater PC. Just out of the blue it gave up the ghost and would not power on. I sent it to the manufacturer for warranty replacement. But wait - all the contents of the 32GB eMMC memory were intact! Somebody really interested in retrieving that information could easily do so with the proper equipment.

    Just something to be aware of. If the device dies you can't erase that memory. You can encrypt it (I think) with bitlocker and Windows Pro. You can destroy the device instead of sending it in for repair/replacement. But without special equipment you can't easily erase the memory.

    :)
     
    NavyLCDR, Jul 31, 2016
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    if you flash the emmc, you will lose all data, as data is stored on the emmc.



    try clearing stuff off the emmc/mydocs and moving it to an externel memory card if possible. if your mydocs gets too full, it can affect speed. these things do use 768mb of the emmc for virtual memory!
     
    Sever---01, Jul 31, 2016
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    you know, if you just want to dual boot that way, so long as you are not partitioning your emmc, and booting it from the memory card, you should be fine.

    you will just have to format your memory card and then uninstall the dual boot application.

    again, you will run into issues with reformating the emmc if you partition it.
     
    ceroberts75, Jul 31, 2016
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  4. ARC1020 Win User

    eMMC memory computers and privacy warning....

    Hmm, it highlights the importance of FDE and why all devices should be encrypted by default. For those who have a mobile phone, tablet, compute stick, etc. that dies so the data can't be erased (and isn't protected by Full Device Encryption), I wonder what policies manufacturers have in place for items returned under warranty?

    If it's outside of the warranty period people have the option of physically destroying it themselves, however if it needs to be returned to the manufacturer under warranty, then I wonder what measures they take to protect the data that's on the devices? I wonder if they are obliged by law to physically destroy End-Of-Life devices with a mechanical shredding machine before they leave their premises to be recycled?

    It's one of the area's Microsoft have been lacking historically. IOS devices have been protected by FDE since IOS 8, whereas it was impossible to encrypt a Windows 8 Phone (unless you were an enterprise with something like MDM at your disposal). And on Desktop, Bitlocker needs an upgrade to Pro, which isn't cheap, and I doubt something like a compute stick will meet the hardware requirements for Device Encryption. Makes me cringe the amount of lost, stolen, sold on, disposed of, etc. devices that must me out there where the storage isn't protected.
     
    ARC1020, Jul 31, 2016
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