[LINK] Stolen Laptop [was Re: Consumer computer security]
whassaname at gmail.com
Sun Jan 28 21:08:20 AEDT 2007
You could upgrade to Windows Vista and use Bitlocker -
On 26/01/07, Rick Welykochy <rick at praxis.com.au> wrote:
> Marghanita da Cruz wrote:
> > I have had a laptop stolen...which makes me a bit wary of storing
> > anything on one. I would also be reticent to use a public computer or
> > even one in a workplace - but then as I said, I don't use Internet or
> > Telephone banking.
> How secure do Linkers feel about toting a laptop around with
> sensitive/personal data on the hard drive?
> Personally, I ensure I encrypt the directories that need protecting,
> i.e. my home directory, using AES encryption.
> Being a Windows agnostic these days, I do not know if this capability
> is available on Win/XP. It is trivial to do on Max OS X, and quite
> easy using Linux or other *nixes.
> One option on Win/XP would be to ensure all data is read/written
> from/to an encrypted memory stick, which BTW also uses AES.
> Rick Welykochy || Praxis Services
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> The two are not the same, and they should not be confused.
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