On Mon, Apr 27, 2009 at 07:03:32AM +1200, Andrej wrote:
> 2009/4/26 Sam Halliday <sam(dot)halliday(at)gmail(dot)com>:
> > I'm still talking about theft of machines (particularly laptops) as that is
> > a major threat. One need only read the British newspapers to discover story
> > after story of articles where "sensitive information was on a laptop which
> > was stolen". As pointed out elsewhere, psql + encrypted drive is entirely
> > unpractical as no OS is setup to ask for an encrypted drive password on boot
> > (similarly for headless machines, user interaction is required). A practical
> > solution that accomplishes the same goals as the encrypted drive is
> > necessary.
> Buy a higher end thinkpad, it uses a BIOS password and an ASIC
> to encrypt the data in hardware, w/o impact on performance.
There are various tools that allow you to do this without specialised
hardware, TrueCrypt is one I've used in the past and is very easy for
naive users to get their heads around.
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