Articles tagged: bitlocker

Find Your Lost Bitlocker Recovery Key in Your Microsoft Account

BitLocker might be turned on without your knowledge. That’s fine, but make sure you have the recovery keys stored somewhere should you ever need them.

How Do I Protect My Laptop Data from Theft?

Laptops are portable, convenient, and easily lost. If lost, all your data could easily be available to the finder. Encryption is the answer.

Tip of the Day: An Encrypted Drive is Not Encrypted in the Cloud

Does Whole-disk Encryption Impact Computer Performance?

Whole-disk encryption has only minimal impact on the performance of modern computers and hard drives. I’ll review why that’s the case and outline something more important: your ability to access the data when something goes wrong.

How Is it Possible to Change a Password Without Re-encrypting an Encrypted Disk?

If your password is used to encrypt your hard disk, how can you change your password and still be able to decrypt your disk?

Tip of the Day: Shut Down When Traveling

How Do I Turn Off BitLocker on a Drive?

BitLocker is a fine approach to encrypting hard drives — especially the system drive. It’s also easy to turn off BitLocker if you decide you no longer need it.

Why I (No Longer) Avoid BitLocker

BitLocker is fine encryption if used properly. The problem is that it’s too easy for the average user to skip steps that could result in data loss.