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Encrypted Disks #security #privacy

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Encrypted Disk

I just saw this question: I have an external 3Tb Hard drive formatted as Mac OS Extended (Journaled, Encrypted) with 10.7.1. Just wondering if 10.6 can also access this external hard drive ?

And saw this answer: I strongly recommend against encrypting anything unless you really really really have to. The only one it will ultimately keep away from your data is yourself.

 

It’s stupid answers like this that allow people to lose their identity when their phone, computer or harddisk is stolen. By encrypting your data you are wisely protecting your data from theft, and ensuring that when you do suffer the loss of a device you don’t compound that loss with your identity or other valuable data. It is in exceptional circumstances that you lose your data due to the encryption, this is not likely to happen.
The first thing I do on my computer is set up an encrypted disk, you should too.
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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

June 28, 2012 at 2:53 pm

6 Months of Security Links #2011

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I’m a regular curator of daily links, and like to give overviews of my collection of curated links and posts. This is partly as there are some good sources and articles in here and as I am working on a research project which I started based on a number of books I read.

I’m sure you’ll find something interesting in the items below – there are some gems in the list – and I dare to hazard the guess you might learn something you wanted to know. 🙂

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

July 15, 2011 at 4:10 pm

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