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Posted 05 October 2013 - 21:41
Posted 05 October 2013 - 22:33
If you look up Kon-Boot the basic windows password requirement is removed as is the by-pass using a command window on boot up to gain admin rights.
Posted 06 October 2013 - 00:18
Posted 06 October 2013 - 07:17
I believe it was said that if you used bitlocker it would be encrypted as well.
even if you managed to wipe that password though, you still wouldn't get access to any of the data or the actual profile since it would still be encrypted and you wouldn't have the password.
Posted 06 October 2013 - 07:31
If you do not have a Trusted Platform Module, usage of a PIN in conjunction with a USB drive is advised.
The USB drive will not prevent thieves from accessing data if both the laptop and its USB drive were stolen. Bitlocker would be useless.
Posted 08 October 2013 - 19:34
Despite the helpful replies I didn't quite get the definite confirmation I was looking for so I decided to take the time and test it myself.
I setup a PC with bit locker and the startup key on the USB drive (not the recovery key). I took out the hard drive, connected via a USB SATA connector. I then used the USB's key filename.bek file and unlocked the drive using the manage-bde command. Took less than 2 minutes and I could see all the files on the drive so it was absolutely owned!
I'm not going to bother trying an ERD disc but I'm sure the principle the same.
End result: encrypting with a USB drive that you leave in the computer is just like locking your car but leaving the keys in the lock. It's technically locked but might as well not be!