That's a question of local security. You don't go letting Joe Public
into your comms room now do you? ;)
Can set a BIOS password, but they can just rob the computer itself and
take out the HD.
Linux also has several encrypted filesystems. On a fast PC the speed
degredation shouldn't be too bad, and you're likely only going to
encrypt your data files, not /usr/bin or other binary/library
I'd rather handle the encryption in the files themselves at an
application level than let the OS try and handle it. That way you get
the maximum flexibility as it's under your control what gets encrypted
and what doesn't..
"Roycroft, Bryan" wrote:
>> Talking of booting into linux with ntfs support, can't you just boot past
> any linux installation just as easily. Also 2000 now includes some encrytion
> if the person in question can put up with the reduction in speed, how would
> you get around this..
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