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[Discuss] Server/laptop full-disk encryption

> From: at [mailto:discuss-
> at] On Behalf Of Bill Horne
> 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,

I didn't mean it deters thieves.  I meant it protects your data against thieves.  There are many situations where the data value greatly exceeds the laptop value - but even when it doesn't - Even if your data is only worth $1, then it's good to limit your loss to the value of the hardware and nothing more.

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