Remove EFS from Win2K/XP clients to avoid security breaches

Monday, 27 December 2004, 9:32 AM EST

By now, most of you have probably heard something about EFS, Microsoft’s Encrypting File System that is included in Windows 2000 and Windows XP Professional. This file system allows users to easily encrypt files or folders on Windows 2000 and XP systems running NTFS partitions. A great deal has been written on both the good and bad aspects of using this new feature. In this Daily Drill Down, I'll address both sides and take things one step further by looking at what happens when EFS is actually used in the real world by the end users for whom it was designed—not by administrators who understand the technology behind it and when and why it should be used.

At the Tech Republic.

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