Lifehacker.com has listed some ways on how one might bypass Windows computer password prompts. They list the different ways, how it works, and how to ensure you don’t fall victim to these. For the latter, the answer is pretty much the same: use encryption, such as AlertBoot’s disk encryption. And, in the one case where […] read more
The San Diego Regional Center has alerted their clients that a backup tape with sensitive data was lost while being shipped. It looks like encryption software was not used to protect the contents of the tape. Testing for Disaster Recovery The tape was created for “disaster recovery testing.” If only this were part of that […] read more
The Treasury Solicitor’s Department (TSol) has issued guidance for selecting data encryption software and data deletion products. This is meant to aid Bar Council members, who now must use disk data encryption to “removable devices or removable storage media and laptop computers.” In fact, the guidance states that “level of encryption must [my emphasis] meet […] read more
Kroll has announced that this is the year that companies are losing more to electronic theft over physical theft. It remains to be seen whether this is a watershed moment or just a random blip in history. Regardless, the fact that the two are neck to neck means that data security tools like full disk […] read more
Phiprivacy.net has found that Mt. Sinai Medical Center suffered a data breach when a hard drive with “some patient information” was found missing from their WTC monitoring program offices. It appears that drive encryption software like AlertBoot was not used to protect the contents. Stolen From a Computer The missing hard drive contained “potentially identifying […] read more
Data Encryption Software: Record Producer Ryan Leslie Offering $20,000 For Stolen Laptop (Updated: It’s now $ 1 Million).
Ryan Leslie is offering a big reward for the return of his laptop. His MacBook was stolen while he was in Germany. The device had a lot of information that would have merited the use of disk encryption software like AlertBoot. $20,000 Reward for the Return of the Laptop, Car Broken Into (Update: The offer […] read more
Well, it looks like Turkey is now asking for access to communications sent from BlackBerry devices. The level of data encryption provided by BBs is apparently too much for the Turkish government to handle. Déjà Vu, UAE and India It was earlier this year that the UAE and Indian governments also pressed for receiving access […] read more