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Windows 7: is bitlocker so easy to crack?

19 Aug 2013   #1
drugo

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 
is bitlocker so easy to crack?

Hi

may i ask a question?

i know many people use truecrypt because bitlocker is not so secure

but is so easy to crack?

thanks


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19 Aug 2013   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Not sure where you get that information from, but Bitlocker is pretty secure. The only reason its not used much is because most people don't use Professional or Ultimate (Bitlocker is not available on lesser versions of Windows 7).
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19 Aug 2013   #3
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

If someone is really determined to defeat encryption software they can find the forensic tools to do it. Then the encryption companies try to strengthen their product while others work to defeat the new software. If you do an internet search for "compare bitlocker to truecrypt" you'll find several articles about such forensic software.
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19 Aug 2013   #4
drugo

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Not sure where you get that information from, but Bitlocker is pretty secure. The only reason its not used much is because most people don't use Professional or Ultimate (Bitlocker is not available on lesser versions of Windows 7).
thanks
but is bitlocker hardware dipendent?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
If someone is really determined to defeat encryption software they can find the forensic tools to do it. Then the encryption companies try to strengthen their product while others work to defeat the new software. If you do an internet search for "compare bitlocker to truecrypt" you'll find several articles about such forensic software.
thanks
i'm reading
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20 Aug 2013   #5
x BlueRobot

 

Did you mean hardware dependent?

Bitlocker is only limited to Professional, Enterprise and Ultimate versions of Windows 7.
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20 Aug 2013   #6
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
Did you mean hardware dependent?

Bitlocker is only limited to Professional, Enterprise and Ultimate versions of Windows 7.
I thought Bitlocker came only with the Enterprise and Ultimate versions of Win 7 and the Enterprise and Pro versions of Win 8.
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20 Aug 2013   #7
x BlueRobot

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
Did you mean hardware dependent?

Bitlocker is only limited to Professional, Enterprise and Ultimate versions of Windows 7.
I thought Bitlocker came only with the Enterprise and Ultimate versions of Win 7 and the Enterprise and Pro versions of Win 8.
Your right

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20 Aug 2013   #8
drugo

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
Did you mean hardware dependent?

Bitlocker is only limited to Professional, Enterprise and Ultimate versions of Windows 7.
hi BlueRobot

i mean does it use the hardware information motherboard , cpu and other info obtained from the hardware to encrypt
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20 Aug 2013   #9
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Bitlocker normally uses a card called a TPM (Trusted Platform Module) that gets plugged into a special socket on MOBOs that are equipped with the socket (not all are). Alternatively, there is a way to use a USB flash drive to contain the encryption key.
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20 Aug 2013   #10
x BlueRobot

 

Most modern computers and motherboards should support TPM.

With USB option, wouldn't the user have to enter the key at each boot?
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