Re: Hard drive encryption in windows
From: Ansgar -59cobalt- Wiechers (bugtraq_at_planetcobalt.net)
Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2005 13:46:03 +0200 To: firstname.lastname@example.org
On 2005-09-27 Rob Thompson wrote:
> No EFS is not good.
> For starters it is only encrypting the data that you tell it to. What
> if that file that you are accessing is copied over to the Swap File?
> Now you have an unencrypted copy on your computer, and a false sense
> of security.
A valid concern. It can be mitigated to a point by configuring Windows
to wipe the pagefile on shutdown, but that will only help on a clean
> Also, there are tools freely available on the internet, with just a
> VERY SMALL amount of looking that will break into the EFS.
Please elaborate. AFAIK that was only true for EFS in Windows 2000.
-- "Another option [for defragmentation] is to back up your important files, erase the hard disk, then reinstall Mac OS X and your backed up files." --http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=25668