Posts Tagged ‘bitlocker’

BitLocker Bypass on Windows 10 Through Upgrades

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

This is potentially a major security issue for BitLocker protected devices that run Windows 10 … and so far, there’s no fix yet.

A security researcher discovered a new issue in Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system that allows attackers to gain access to BitLocker encrypted data. A post on the Win-Fu blog highlights the method. Basically, what the method does is exploit a troubleshooting feature that is enabled during the upgrade process.

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Using Bitlocker in Windows (Best Practice Guide)

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Here’s a useful Windows security tool that many of us probably didn’t even know that we already had …

If you use a laptop for work, or it you carry important or sensitive data with you then it should be encrypted.  Put simply the repercussions of not using encryption are far too serious to imagine with substantial fines being probably the least significant to a loss of customer and market confidence being the worst.

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EFS and Why You Shouldn’t Ever Use It!

Monday, September 12th, 2011

I haven’t had any bad experiences with EFS myself, but it sure does sound like the author of this article has …

Yesterday I wrote here about the BitLocker security file encryption system that was introduced with Windows Vista.  BitLocker is a full-disk encryption technology but I also alluded to problems with Microsoft’s other encryption technology, EFS (Encrypted File System).  EFS has been with us for over a decade now and has slowly been improved by Microsoft.  I believe that it’s an extremely good idea to encrypt your files and data, especially if you have a laptop, but certainly anything personal or financial on your main PCs if at all possible, or to at the very least make your PC secure with a strong password.

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