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[Discuss] Server/laptop full-disk encryption

On Tue, Sep 30, 2014 at 09:49:48PM -0400, Bill Horne wrote:
> 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.

Unless it isn't, i.e. if they're after your bank account, rather than
your hardware.  

Derek D. Martin   GPG Key ID: 0xDFBEAD02
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