[CS-FSLUG] How to secure a Windows machine

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Sun Sep 30 23:21:13 CDT 2007

I never thought that this would be mentionable on a Christian list (I
heard about it on Digg, which should be saying enough), but TrueCrypt
(available on Lin and Win) has a built-in plausible deniability
feature. You make a mount disk, and give it two passwords, which
access separate parts of the encrypted drive. One might contain
something moderately incriminating, say a text of the Word in the
native language of that country. The other side would have all the
more sensitive information, such as phone numbers for other
missionaries, et cetera.

The URL is http://www.truecrypt.org/

On 9/30/07, David Aikema <david at aikema.net> wrote:
> On 9/30/07, Yama Ploskonka <Yama at veritasacademy.net> wrote:
> > I know Linux by default encrypts your stuff, but I felt unable to point
> > this fellow to savyy procedures to ascertain if his stuff was safe, and
> > how to make it safer if not.
> Umn... who told you that Linux by default encrypts your stuff?  Unless
> you've explicitly set it up that way, or are using some distribution
> narrowly focused on security, it's rather unlikely that it does so.
> Simply bootup something like Knoppix, mount the filesystem, and
> generally you'll be able to access anything on there.
> > Do you know of any such webpage, hopefully geared towards our mindset
> > and needs instead of that of assorted paranoids and wannabe hooligans?
> A lot of the same encryption programs that exist on Linux also exist
> on Windows.   XP Pro also has built in encryption:
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308989 (I'm not sure about Vista).
> > BTW, as we all know, the Church is probably trailing all other segments
> > of the population in adopting/creating open source, so convincing this
> > friend to go Linux is a waste of time at this moment.

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