Disk encryption with Microsoft's Vista

Friday, 13 October 2006, 2:48 PM EST

Until now, it has been all too easy to hack into Windows-based systems.

Anyone who starts the PC using boot media such as a Linux live CD can just prise protective mechanisms such as the NTFS-based EFS out of the way, as EFS doesnít encrypt all the data saved on the hard disk. Numerous pre-boot and system files, as well as temporary data, remain accessible this way.

At PCW.

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