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Windows 7: Truecrypt PLUS Bitlocker for sys drive?

13 Sep 2010   #1

WIN7 Ultimate, 64bit OEM
Truecrypt PLUS Bitlocker for sys drive?

i got nothing to hide, but i like making life difficult for info i encrypted my system drive with truecrypt, then i encrypted it with Bitlocker. Two very different and very long passwords for each (bitlocker needs my USB encryption key inserted) , plus the login password....

too much?

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14 Sep 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1

My personal opinion: Yes, it is overkill.

If you want to encrypt your data use only one of them.
There is noway that normal thieve can break any of these encryption methods you mentioned.

In reality best method is not having your sensitive data on your computes at all. This way you can be sure that other people cant get hold of your informations through your computers.

And a thing about BitLocker with USB key.
I once thought about it and just like you planned to implement it.

But then I asked myself couple of questions.
Do I really want to put my USB every time I turn on my laptop?
Do I really need that kind of sensitivity?
So far answer was no.

I am really planing on encrypting my data in near future, but not now.

And if you still implement USB protection.
Make sure you have restore key(code) somewhere safe, incase something bad happens to your USB.
So, just have an insurance, and don`t lose all your data by just as silly mistake.
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14 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Too much in my opinion...yes.
Will it be a problem? Only you can decide
Impact it will have? 1 encryption slows it down, 2 encryptions slows it down more.
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