Posts Tagged ‘encrypted file system’

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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