Does PGP whole disk encryption reliable?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Mapotholik, Mar 7, 2006.

  1. Mapotholik

    Mapotholik OSNN Junior Addict

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    I've some question related to PGP desktop 9.0.
    Does encrypting the whole disk with this tool is reliable system?
    If I encrypting it, do I danger my data to some failures?

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  2. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    Why would you need to encrypt your whole disk?
     
  3. Mapotholik

    Mapotholik OSNN Junior Addict

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    i think that it's cool no one can reach my data.
     
  4. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    Use a password and lock your PC would be easier lol
     
  5. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    If you are refering to the PGPDisk Encryption it doesn't actually encrypt your whole hard drive. You create virtual disks and encrypt those. If you want whole disk encryption then you are going to need something more tightly integrated with the operating system like the Windows Encrypted File System or something of that ilk.
     
  6. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I believe he is asking about PGP's whole disk encryption product which does encrpyt the whole drive..
     
  7. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    Ahh, interesting little product. TBH though entire disk encryption scares me. I would prefer to just have the files which I needed to be encrypted stored in an encrypted virtual drive and then just mount that as and when.