James Knott wrote:
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> That sounds excellent, but wouldn't that get you dependent on the
>> integrity and existence/presence of your 'USB key'? Will you start
>> producing spares and exchange them with the next door neighbour? What if
>> the system cannot mount the USB device? There is risk involved.
> If the system uses a standard encryption method, you won't be locked out,
> long as the disk is functioning. Data recovery may require some effort
>> I don't believe that many people will require that much security unless
>> they do something illegal.
> What about a doctor, with confidential records on his computer? Some
> sensitive corporate data? Someone with nosey kids?
I thought about it when I wrote the message, but I refuse to believe it. A
corporate machine or a machine belonging to a medical practitioner will
never be investigated at that level unless there is suspicion of fraud.
Digging out data from the hard-drive is an expensive process. If you want
protection from nosey kids, you can use less drastic security measures.
Roy S. Schestowitz