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How to protect my data if my laptop got stolen?


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#1 Peter78

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 08:29 AM

How can i protect the data i have on my laptop  so in case someone steal it to not be able to access the data? I have Windows 7 installed and i know i can't set user password but the passwords can be cracked even from someone that is not so advanced hacker. I am most concern about the passwords that i have saved in my Firefox profile and the Roboform passwords.
Any advice will be appreciated!

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 08:45 AM

Well first you need a good antivirus/anti-spyware program . Also you would need a program like lojack. http://www.lojack.com/Landing-Pages/Buy-LoJack?pi_ad_id=19868007921&gclid=CM33jvL0jroCFWJp7Aod3WMArg

 

You dont have to get lojack, but something like it in case someone steals your laptop.


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Posted 11 October 2013 - 11:09 AM

Is there a program that can lock a folder with sensitive data, but the folder to remain locked even if the program is uninstalled or the operation system is reinstalled? I want to lock my firefox profile folder and Roboform folder and only i to be able to use them. 



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Posted 11 October 2013 - 11:17 AM

There is and I used one long ago. I don't remember the name of any but they definitely do have them out there. Hopefully someone else reading the forum can recommend some.


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Posted 11 October 2013 - 04:01 PM

Create a strong password for logging into your computer. You can use an online Password Generator to create a random password:
* PC Tools Password Generator
* Strong Password Generator
* GRC's Ultra High Security Password Generator

Note: Be careful where you store the passwords and do not write down or leave records of them anywhere that you would not leave the information that they are designed to protect.

Resources to Protect Laptop and Data:
* US-CERT: Safeguarding Your Data
* Tips on how to effectively protect your laptop data from being stolen
* Laptop Security, Part One: Preventing Laptop Theft
* Laptop Security, Part Two: Protecting Information on a Stolen Laptop
* 10 steps you can take to secure a laptop
* How to Protect Your Laptop
* Protect Your Laptop and Data with Intel Anti-Theft Technology

Protect Folders & Files with Encryption:
* Encrypt or decrypt a folder or file
* How to use TRUECRYPT - Encrypt Data Folders
* Best Free File Encryption Utility
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Posted 12 October 2013 - 03:42 AM

Thanks, for the information.



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Posted 12 October 2013 - 07:32 AM

Thanks, for the information.

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