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Re: How to Test HDD Encryption
From: jfvanmeter () comcast net
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2007 15:42:56 +0000
Hello Samir, you should sign up to the Full Disk Encryption mail list @ http://www.xml-dev.com/mailman/listinfo/fde
Here is my two shiny centavos on Full Disk Encryption,
I believe it protects the data when its at rest, but once the OS is mounted then all bets are off because the OS is now
handling access to any file. So you would need some type of file encryption software like PGP or EFS.
If you don't use a pre-boot log on, if I have access to the laptop I could boot to an alternative OS, reset the
administrators password, reboot, log in as the administrator and have full access to the files.
Again this is just my two shiny centavos --John
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From: infosecofficer () gmail com
How can we ascertain that the encryption software we have selected is doing its
A small test like removing the hdd of an encrypted laptop and attaching it as an
external drive on another laptop shows the drive as unformatted. So far So
But is there any tool available to demonstrate to the management that even the
professionals cannot break in even if they lay their hands on the drive
I am basically trying to make a case to push for drive encryption in our
Please group suggest something.....