Chapter 21. Encrypting Files and Folders

Using the Encrypting File System 702

Creating a Data Recovery Agent 720

Backing Up Your Certificates 724

Throughout this book, we explain various methods for keeping snoops away from your data: password-protected user accounts, restrictive NTFS permissions, prudent network sharing, firewalls, and so on. But what if, despite your best efforts, your files fall into the wrong hands? This is certainly a risk if you travel with a portable computer—a popular target for thieves. But even offices and homes in low-crime neighborhoods are sometimes burglarized, putting your desktop computers at risk. A stealthier thief—perhaps a coworker or someone who manages to penetrate your computer's defenses through the Internet—can ...

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