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#1 MightyMouseFam

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 08:04 PM

I'm looking to better secure my things, currently wondering if there's any programs out there to either password protect or encrypt my hard drive.



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Posted 16 March 2017 - 02:02 PM

For what operating system? Windows?


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Posted 17 March 2017 - 10:38 PM

For what operating system? Windows?

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 04:02 AM

Use BitLocker or VeraCrypt.


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Posted 19 March 2017 - 09:23 AM

Use BitLocker or VeraCrypt.

Bitlocker requires Windows Pro which I don't have (I have home) and VeraCrypt in crappy, it doesn't uncrypt everything that YOU want. 



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Posted 19 March 2017 - 02:00 PM

What else did you try?


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 11:21 AM

What else did you try?

Just VeraCyrpt, had a terrible expereince with that. 



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Posted 03 April 2017 - 07:21 AM

I have had an amazing experience with veracrypt what issues did you face?



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Posted 15 April 2017 - 09:45 AM

 

What else did you try?

Just VeraCyrpt, had a terrible expereince with that. 

 

 

veracrypt is a very good tool to use.  if you want a bit more security, you can always create a virtual machine inside the encrypted container and encrypt that folder



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Posted 17 May 2017 - 05:39 AM

I also add that it's worth the price for the Pro edition of Windows 10 (or 8.1, Ultimate with W7). one can have TPM 2.0 protection, which is many times over the protection that the 1.2 version provides with SHA1. Version 2.0 has SHA256 protection if I understood the spec right, and of course, a hardware module (chip) is far better than the software based version. 

 

There are many drives, to include the latest SSD's, that says these are 'SED' (self encrypting drive) in the spec sheet & promo materials, yet I've not seen the first one ship with any instruction on how to activate/enable the feature. Maybe they mean (or intentionally leave out) 'SED ready or capable'. 

 

Am about to rebuild a PC, my new MB for the first time in my experience has a port for a 2.0 TPM chip, which was ordered & arrived within 72 hours. Note that TPM 2.0 isn't backwards compatible with 1.2, the pin layout is totally different (fewer & not as wide), although provides over 200x the protection of the former. Now I know in future builds to ensure there's a 2.0 compliant TPM port on the MB. :)

 

And no, the key won't be stored on OneDrive, will store in several places, one on a 1GB SD card (will try & find a few more small ones on eBay), keep one on a VeraCrypt protected Flash drive, and the others in VeraCrypt containers on HDD's, and a printed key in a hidden place only known of by myself. Being that I have webcams everywhere, activated while gone, can see if anyone goes into my PC area, although the key won't be stored there. 

 

HDD/SSD encryption isn't always easy to setup the first time, after a couple of successful tries, becomes like any other task, done in minutes. However, the actual encryption of the drive may take some time, the larger the longer, especially with Bitlocker. While easy to do on Windows, more tricky with Linux, in my case, Ubuntu based OS's, my preferred OS in Linux Mint is based on it. Requires lots of work & many huge dashes of patience, have yet to pull it off. I'll figure it out, now that I have a TPM 2.0 chip. :)

 

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 08:40 AM

Very sweet Ram you have there, I did not know that GDDR5 existed, you learn every day on Forums like this :thumbup2:






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