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[Discuss] Server/laptop full-disk encryption

On 9/30/2014 9:38 AM, Edward Ned Harvey (blu) wrote:
> In linux, I'm not aware of any product that does whole disk encryption without needing a power-on password.  In windows, Bitlocker uses the TPM to ensure the OS gets booted untampered, and then your user logon password and OS security are used to prevent unauthorized access.  This is truly great to protect against thugs and laptop thieves.

No offense, but why would it/ how could it? A laptop thief isn't likely 
to be looking for /your/ info,
just an appliance to sell. "Thugs", OTOH, will be able to apply 
rubber-hose cryptography if it's
/your/ data they want, and either way having an encrypted hard disk 
doesn't seem like a deterrent.


E. William Horne
William Warren Consulting

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