TrueCrypt and system Image


M

Mark

When encrypting an entire hard drive (C) using TrueCrypt, if
subsequently creating a system image for backup purposes, will that
image also be encrypted?
 
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Stan Brown

When encrypting an entire hard drive (C) using TrueCrypt, if
subsequently creating a system image for backup purposes, will that
image also be encrypted?
I don't think you can encrypt all of C: with TrueCrypt and still boot
from it. I haven't tried it myself, but I can't see how Windows
would know to call on TrueCrypt during the boot sequence. Instead I
expect you'd get "no bootable drive" or equivalent.
 
P

Paul

P

Peter Jason

When encrypting an entire hard drive (C) using TrueCrypt, if
subsequently creating a system image for backup purposes, will that
image also be encrypted?
Perhaps you could test this with a thumb drive.
 
M

Mark

I don't think you can encrypt all of C: with TrueCrypt and still boot
from it.
Well, my whole HD is encrypted, including the system files and
everything. The standard login password is easy to get around if you use
the utility from here : http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/

Boot from the disk and just clear the password.

I wanted something impossible to get by, and that's why I encrypted the
whole thing. When booting up, instead of the usual Windows login screen
a TrueCrypt login screen appears asking for your password. Enter it and
away you go.
 
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Stan Brown

Well, my whole HD is encrypted, including the system files and
everything. The standard login password is easy to get around if you use
the utility from here : http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/

Boot from the disk and just clear the password.

I wanted something impossible to get by, and that's why I encrypted the
whole thing. When booting up, instead of the usual Windows login screen
a TrueCrypt login screen appears asking for your password. Enter it and
away you go.
Live and learn -- thanks for the correction!
 
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Mark

Live and learn -- thanks for the correction!
It's just that in this day and age, when burglars get nothing more than
a just bit of community service or a slap on the wrist for stealing your
most private possessions, like family photos and email passwords, etc.,
encrypting it all so they're left with nothing but the hardware and a
volume of gobbledegook seems the only way to limit the damage they cause
when taking your PC or laptop. I've found a way of backing it all up
safely now.
 
C

Cameo

Mark said:
It's just that in this day and age, when burglars get nothing more
than a just bit of community service or a slap on the wrist for
stealing your most private possessions, like family photos and email
passwords, etc., encrypting it all so they're left with nothing but
the hardware and a volume of gobbledegook seems the only way to limit
the damage they cause when taking your PC or laptop. I've found a way
of backing it all up safely now.
So how do you back up? To Carbonite?
 
M

Mark

So how do you back up? To Carbonite?
Excuse me, Cameo, but I take the security of my private stuff very
seriously, and that's why I keep the master copy of it all safe and
sound on a pen drive attached to my cat's collar with my front door key.
She's a fast cat and only comes when *I* call her.
 
C

Cameo

Mark said:
Excuse me, Cameo, but I take the security of my private stuff very
seriously, and that's why I keep the master copy of it all safe and
sound on a pen drive attached to my cat's collar with my front door
key. She's a fast cat and only comes when *I* call her.
That's a splendid idea. You should patent it.
 
M

Mark

That's a splendid idea. You should patent it.
A vital element in my 'hiding in plain sight' approach to total security
is in not revealing the secret to anyone. For example, I occasionally
keep my Sony Vaio F series on the front seat of my car overnight outside
my house on the street to foil house burglars. Clever, eh? Now, I'd be
silly to leave a 'post it' sticker on the windscreen telling everyone
what a clever idea I've got, wouldn't I? Got to be careful these days,
especially so since the arrival of all those travellers who set up camp
in the field just opposite me a couple of months ago.
 
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choro

A vital element in my 'hiding in plain sight' approach to total security
is in not revealing the secret to anyone. For example, I occasionally
keep my Sony Vaio F series on the front seat of my car overnight outside
my house on the street to foil house burglars. Clever, eh? Now, I'd be
silly to leave a 'post it' sticker on the windscreen telling everyone
what a clever idea I've got, wouldn't I? Got to be careful these days,
especially so since the arrival of all those travellers who set up camp
in the field just opposite me a couple of months ago.
WATTTT? On the front seat of your car? But what if they steal your car?
Surely that is more likely than your house being burgled!

Which reminds me...
(Damn! I have forgotten what I was going to say! Let me think...)

Oh, yes!... (Sorry, I keyed in this in the hope that I was going to
remember what I was going to say. But no such luck!)

Now, where exactly do you live? Promise, I won't tell those travelers!
-- choro --
 
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Cameo

Mark said:
A vital element in my 'hiding in plain sight' approach to total
security is in not revealing the secret to anyone.
That's a good idea, except to you next-of-kin, should you meet an
unexpected demise. They would have no idea where to dig for the gold
you've hidden.
For example, I occasionally keep my Sony Vaio F series on the front
seat of my car overnight outside my house on the street to foil house
burglars. Clever, eh? Now, I'd be silly to leave a 'post it' sticker
on the windscreen telling everyone what a clever idea I've got,
wouldn't I? Got to be careful these days, especially so since the
arrival of all those travellers who set up camp in the field just
opposite me a couple of months ago.
One of those homeless camps various churches like to host these days?
Good luck, mate!
 

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