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[Discuss] TrueCrypt with SSD

Yes, they also standardized on a 6-character TrueCrypt password for
all laptops.
I pushed hard against that, as a password that weak meant we were only
to encrypt the machines, but the guys in Europe wouldn't budge on that.

On Mon, Aug 15, 2011 at 7:45 AM, Edward Ned Harvey <blu at> wrote:
>> From: John Abreau [mailto:abreauj at]
>> Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2011 11:49 PM
>> I tried bitlocker on Windows 7 for a few of my colleagues last year.
>> But the IT director at the main office in Europe made me rip it out and
>> replace it with TrueCrypt in an effort to make all company laptops
>> worldwide share the same configuration.
> That's a bummer. ?But now it doesn't matter anymore, does it. ?Because you
> can't use TrueCrypt. ?No matter what you use - Bitloker, some other, or zero
> encryption - It's not the same as all the other laptops worldwide.
> FWIW, I hear this a lot. ?A lot of companies standardize to the exclusion of
> positive change. ?Yes, I acknowledge the management simplification that
> comes as a result of standardization, but it comes at the price of
> stagnation. ?It makes otherwise-good companies unattractive to good
> employees. ?You should always have a subset of experimental setups, so you
> can explore new changes... ?And you should be open to re-standardization or
> multiple standards, in order to gain their benefits. ?In this case,
> Bitlocker would probably be more secure than truecrypt, because ... I don't
> know how you manage or communicate truecrypt passwords, but if you're
> standardizing on a large scale, that password management is your weak link
> in security.
> Incidentally, what *is* the problem with TrueCrypt anyway? ?It seems to me,
> a hard drive looks like a hard drive whether it's a HDD or SSD. ?I would
> expect it to be fine. ?Do they have any details anywhere, what is the
> problem?
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