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Create a physical, removable USB-based Keychain
Authored by: cybermill on May 29, '03 03:33:06AM

I would like to see a key for all laptops as just part of the hardware. If you remove the key the laptop is unusuable until you get another key at which you could reformat the drive but could not recover the data. This came up when my brother recently lost his laptop and all his good info passwords, accounts etc was on the drive. If all drives where encrypted by default then only when the appropriate key was present would the local drives become decrypted. This of course would not be a usb key that sticks off the side of the laptop but something more elegant that is integrated to the design of the machine.Course you could have multiple keys, just in case.

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Create a physical, removable USB-based Keychain
Authored by: IslandDan on May 29, '03 10:42:29AM

>brother recently lost his laptop and all his good info passwords, accounts etc

This is why a USB drive is a good place to store this kind of information -- he would still have it and the theif would not.



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