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I'm 99% ready to set up TrueCrypt. I travel and do not want anyone to steal my data - if they steal my laptop. What setting should I select? BB
File protection is great with passwords for access and editing. But it doesn't stop somone from accidently deleting the file.
How do I stop an accidental deletion?
See the winsesame faq about the deleting of a protected file there :
This is a great article and discussion. One of the things I have been pleased by is services services like Alertsec which offer hard disk encryption as a fully managed service. It uses the Full Disk Encryption (former Pointsec) software but is a web based encryption service that radically simplifies deployment and management of PC encryption. It is a heck of a lot easier for an enterprise than trying to manage all those laptop encryption on your own! We put off encryption for way too long (and got burned once) and this managed approach made it possible for us to afford it from a money and more importantly staff resource perspective.
I run Alertsec and it sure is easy. The good thing is that they have a great telephone support which help you unlock your laptop when you forget or type your password in wrongly (Which I have done twice in the last 16 months..) so it is worth that little extra you pay - compared to installing it yourself. It is encryption we are talk about here - so if you b-gger it up you are really and truly lost.
I´m using this discryptor.net software. I think that really makes ma data secure.
Hi, when installing TrueCrypt what is the best option to use: Install or Extract (for travel) ... BTW I run Windows 7 and there is a message saying is not supported ... any risk on using it despite of this !?
The best and only way to protect against accidentally deleting a file is...BACKUP!!!
I personally use SecureDoc (by WinMagic) to encrypt, from BOOT level, the whole hard drive.
Power down, drive off, no one can access that drive, even by ripping it out to take files (understood, some espionage hacker might....)
this way, I can have home, personal, finance, etc, with me at all times, .;
I do NOT do STANDBY/sleep modes ever
I ALSO use TrueCrypt for usb drives, even other containers ON the encrypted hard drive itself.
TrueCrypt has a bootable protection feature also, but I have not tried it.
Look up Blue Cross laptop theft. YOUR INSURANCE companies can't even get it right; 850,000 physicnan names/social security numbers/provider numbers on that stolen laptop, couple months ago. Laptop was NOT encrypted.
anyway, hope this helps
Have different passwords for different things (banking, websites, blogs) was always forgetting which password went where.
Installed truecrypt as a container file with a really strong letters and number password.
Now, if i am uncertain which password goes where just mount the virtual disk and they are all there.
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