Practical exercise 2—encrypting data with EFS and steal certificates

Follow these steps:

  1. Go to the desktop; create a folder called test.
  2. Inside the folder, create a text document called data.
  3. Right-click the folder called data, then select Properties.
  4. On the General tab, click Advanced, then check the box against encrypt content to secure data. The data folder should turn green; that means it is encrypted with EFS.
  5. Go to the Start button, then type mmc and select the icon with the red suitcase.
  6. Console 1 should open. Select File—Add remove snap in, then select certificates, select add, click next, and then finish.
  7. Expand certificates—current user, expand personal. You should see an entry for an EFS certificate.
  8. Right-click the Certificate ...

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