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Comodo Disk Encryption

By bckerr ·
Encrytion has never been my strong point so I don't know where else to turn to. I just encrypted my disk at home, (K) drive, thinking that when this is encrypted and if it is stolen and removed, that when someone else goes to try and use it, it will not be readable because it is encrypted? Is this right?

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Any encryption can be cracked

by oldbaritone In reply to Comodo Disk Encryption

if the hacker has the physical machine itself, given enough time and will to do it.

For most practical purposes, encrypting the data will keep most casual thieves out of it.

Be sure to use a STRONG and LONG encryption key, but make it easy for you to remember. It can be simple and funny and still be difficult to break.

"The 3 Little Pigs live at #123 Main St., Anytown, U.S.A. and their telephone number is +1-800-ENCRYPT. Pig #3 built his house with 80% bricks!"

That's 142 characters, which is over 1024 bits, with punctuation, spaces, upper and lower case, consecutive punctuation marks and special characters. It still can be cracked, but it would take a while.

Unless there's something amazingly important and valuable to a thief, and they know about it, it's probably not worth their bother to try cracking it. Most would just blank the drive and sell it for a few bucks.

But nothing on a computer is completely secure.

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Thanks

by bckerr In reply to Any encryption can be cra ...

One other question you might help me with. If I have my external drive encrypted, then take it to another PC, will I still be able to use it?

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