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Windows 7: Full Disk Encryption


02 Feb 2010   #1

 
Full Disk Encryption

Howdy, I am currently using "TrueCrypt" at the moment. This solution is viable but very user unfriendly, our password policy for compliance and regulation(s) is currently 18+ characters due to bruteforce and dictionary cracks, thus giving the remote user a headache. This solution also requires a password right after powering up, this is problematic due to prompted restarts after patches and whatnot prompting the need for remote user interaction to get the machine back "online" for scans and further updates. Is anyone out there deploying disk encryption to "remote" users that may be using a better solution?


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09 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 

Try this alternative:
DiskCryptor en - DiskCryptor wiki
I don't think many users encrypt their drives though
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09 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brady View Post
Howdy, I am currently using "TrueCrypt" at the moment. This solution is viable but very user unfriendly, our password policy for compliance and regulation(s) is currently 18+ characters due to bruteforce and dictionary cracks, thus giving the remote user a headache. This solution also requires a password right after powering up, this is problematic due to prompted restarts after patches and whatnot prompting the need for remote user interaction to get the machine back "online" for scans and further updates. Is anyone out there deploying disk encryption to "remote" users that may be using a better solution?
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Since the issue is retyping difficult passwords perhaps a usb device, such as the Yubikey, would help?
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09 Feb 2010   #4

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Richter View Post
I don't think many users encrypt their drives though
We do when OTS requires it
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Victek View Post
Since the issue is retyping difficult passwords perhaps a usb device, such as the Yubikey, would help?
This would also break regulation due it being in control of the "end user"
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09 Feb 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 

I don't know how about automated decryption upon login?
Just map everything to a seperate drive, and the OS is unencrypted.
I know that MS has something of that sort, never used it though due to me dualbooting all the time.

Almost every OS has the possibility to automate scriptexecution upon login/logof or startup/shutdown, how about writing some scripts
decrypting the drives using a key residing with you?

Problem is,the key isn't with the user and the user doesn't want to enter the password.
The Password/keyfile has to reside on the server hence you have a securityproblem.
Automated decryption/mounting has the problem that the chain of security is only as strong as it's weekest links.

Are the ecrypted hdd's on the same system or are we talking about a network?
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