The one thing that protects a laptop after it’s been stolen

Source: Whitson Gordon, N.Y.Times (Paid Registration)

When your laptop is lost or stolen, you aren’t just out $800 (or more). Your personal information is also accessible to whoever takes it, even if you have a password.  If thieves remove the hard drive and put it into another computer, they have access to any files you have stored on it.

Thankfully, you can protect your data against both of these types of attacks with encryption.

How to Encrypt Your Computer’s Hard Drive

 

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