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Data encryption for files, folders, and Office docs in Windows 10
You’ve decided to take the next step in making sure your data stays secure. Discover how to use data encryption to protect files, folders, and Office documents in Windows 10.
BitLocker and Windows 10 Pro protect your data
Device lost or stolen? Your computer might be in bad hands, but your data stays protected. Discover how to safeguard you and your data using BitLocker and Windows 10 Pro.
Folder encryption on Windows 10???
How to encrypt a folder on Windows 10 ?? Please guide me in this regard.... How can i use Bit Locker ??
Keep your files secure with OneDrive Personal Vault
OneDrive Personal Vault keeps your sensitive files safe, even if your device is lost or stolen.
I want to let you know what happened because it’s the first time in all my 30+ years IT life. I used to have two volumes/partitions, C: for Windows OS and E: for my data. Thursday evening I started Windows Update (only for last November 2019 cumulative update, I update very often) and shut down when finished. On Friday morning when I booted up the system I saw the Windows nice landscape photo but when I tried to login the password box was not shown, no way to login. I tried ALL possible paths (safe mode, cmd, etc.). You know what I found? Using diskpart from cmd I found a single volume/partition that was the merge of my C: and my E: data !!! dir command was showing all my C and E directories and files together in one single volume/partintion! Windows was corrupted somehow, no gpt fix, efi rebuild was successful. My SD with my Windows 10 File History was not accessible (and useless since the OS itself was corrupted). All my data were there, there was no encryption so, without any login, I saved all my data on a usb hdd with robocopy (this is very bad on a security perspective, It’s enough to have a usb stick and some time with a pc available, e.g. lunch break, and you can stole the whole data from it, easy, no password, no hack. Either Bitlocker or, even better, a 3rd parties encryption after UEFI layer is recommended. But this time I was happy I did't have bitlocker). The only solution to bring back to work the laptop was to boot from the Recovery Drive (lucky I did and had) and then restore a full image (lucky I did and had) with the old Windows 7 Backup Tool and finally robocopy back all my data (then upgrade again but not to the latest cumulative, better to wait a bit, a fix might come, then backup again). One additional note, since during the restore process I chose not to format all partitions from scratch, now I have one single partition C: with both OS and Data, I’m leaving Windows decision be the final one on how my volumes have to be on my laptop 😊
Security of Clipboard History in Windows
It often happens that we copy paste passwords and other sensitive information. I personally use a proper password manager yet there are a few times when I have to copy a password and paste it. I have my windows clipboard history enabled since it's really helpful in normal scenarios, but it's a great risk when sensitive information is copied on the clipboard. Here's my question, is the data in the clipboard history of winows encrypted? Also, what about the "Sync across devices" function? When items from my clipboard go to microsoft servers, is there any kind of encryption in between?
Do you know how to find your lost W10 device?
I cant seem to know how to track my Windows 10 device.
Are vpn(virtual private network) safe?
VPN is used across the world for many purposes like unlocking websites , keeping your IP private in an online world. VPNs essentially create a data tunnel between your local network and an exit node in another location, which could be thousands of miles away, making it seem as if you’re in another place. This benefit allows online freedom, or the ability to access your favorite apps and websites while on the go. If your smartphone's Wi-Fi is enabled at all times, your device could be vulnerable without you ever knowing it. Everyday activities like online shopping, banking and browsing can expose your information, making you vulnerable to cybercrime. But, the question is are they safe? the paid VPNs are quit safe and they protect you from hackers and offer a lots of other facilities but we have to worry about the free ones. Be aware, that free VPN services might not provide the same type of browsing privacy that pay services offer. Free VPNs have to make money somehow. They might do this by tracking and collecting your browsing data and selling it to third parties, like advertisers. Others might hit you with a steady stream of online ads. Free VPNs might be easier on your wallet, but using one might compromise some of your privacy. So, be careful about your privacy. Use free VPNs only if they are safe. Good Bye.....
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Hello Windows Community, How often do you use Personal Vault for important files? I used it frequently throughout the week.
Select an environment and go to Settings > Encryption. In the Data Encryption dialog box, select Show Encryption Key, in the Current encryption key box select the encryption key, and copy it to the clipboard. Paste the encryption key into a text editor such as Notepad.
Security and data encryption in Office 365. Microsoft 365 is a highly secure environment that offers extensive protection in multiple layers: physical data center security, network security, access security, application security, and data security. This article specifically focuses on the in-transit and at-rest encryption side of data security ...
Disk Encryption combines the industry-standard Windows BitLocker feature and the Linux dm-crypt feature to provide volume encryption for the OS and the data disks. Azure Storage and Azure SQL Database encrypt data at rest by default, and many services offer encryption as an option.
Asymmetric encryption is performed on a small number of bytes and is therefore useful only for small amounts of data. Symmetric encryption. The managed symmetric cryptography classes are used with a special stream class called a CryptoStream that encrypts data read into the stream.