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Monday, June 22, 2009

Windows BitLocker's false sense of security

In this piece Tony Bradley provides some great insight into how Windows BitLocker "drive" encryption works in Vista and Windows 7. Actually BitLocker is not drive - or whole-disk - encryption after all...As Tony states it's more like whole-volume encryption.

Keep this in mind when securing your laptop and mobile drives. This could create a pretty serious false-sense of security that everything's locked down when indeed it's not. Same as the false-sense of security Windows EFS has created over the years.

Anyway, the piece is a good read providing a nice overview of how BitLocker works and is worth checking out.

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