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Old 05-18-2011, 03:46 PM   #1
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I am considering using a separate computer for financial matters and sites only for security reasons. It is recommended that desktops be used due to the fear of the laptop being stolen easier. Is it possible to use encryption, passwords etc to make a stolen laptop useless to a thief? How to go about this?
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Old 05-19-2011, 02:19 AM   #2
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Drive encryption.
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Old 05-19-2011, 02:32 AM   #3
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bitlocker is terrible. http://www.truecrypt.org/ This software is free and has thwated many attempted at breaching it.
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Honestly, I'm not familiar with bitlocker. I was just trying to get the idea across. Thanks for suggesting good software BrokenAtari.
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