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[Discuss] TrueCrypt with SSD

On Aug 18, 2011, at 4:46 PM, Derek Atkins wrote:
> You never know when your gear will be stolen.  Phil Zimmerman told me a
> story once of how his laptop was stolen right off his lap while he was
> working on a train in Europe.  They were at a stop and someone walked
> right by him, snatched the laptop out from under his fingers, and ran
> off the train!

Phil was careless.

Lemme put it this way: we have locks on our computer room doors to maintain physical security.  Why, then, should we treat portable equipment differently?  The answer is simple: we should not.  The fact that some of us do is the problem.  WDD fails to begin to address the problem.  Quite the contrary, it *encourages* carelessness.  "I don't have to worry, the whole disk is encrypted."  "I don't have to worry, I have a stolen laptop finder service."  "I don't have to worry, I have everything synced to ${CLOUD_STORAGE}."

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.  It's as true today as it was 250-odd years ago.  Guess what I think WDD is?

--Rich P.

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