Hello! I am very concerned about the security of the Windows login. I know that is not very secure, and can be bypassed if you put in a special CD and reboot. Upon reboot, however, if I have encryption, it will ask them for the decryption key, right? So, I should be able to just do Windows key + L and secure it. (I have a very secure passphrase made with diceware that I use nowhere else, and I don't want to have to turn off the computer every time I leave.)
I also use a randomly generated (from random.org) 4-digit PIN for fast access so I don't have to type out my entire passphrase each time I want to sign-in. After 4 incorrect attempts, this is disabled and I have to enter my regular passphrase (it has infinite tries.)
Are there any methods in which these can be bypassed without restarting? Thanks!
Now, here are my requirements for encryption software. I was originally just going to use Syskey/BIOS Password, but these don't seem very secure either. So, here are my requirements:
Must work for Windows 8.1 (what I use)
Must be open-source
Must be regularly updated.
Sorry for the lengthy post, and thanks!
Since I use a Microsoft account for my Windows login, and am paranoid, I assume that Microsoft has my passphrase on their servers. Because of this, I want to make a local account but keep all of the data that is in the Microsoft-linked account that I am currently using. Is there any way to do so? Thanks!
Edited by CaveStoryKing64, 20 December 2016 - 03:24 PM.