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A Microsoft technology for encrypting whole hard-drives.

  • Advantages:
    • I believe the encyrption is tied to the hardware. You can't just use the HD in another computer.
  • Considerations:
    • TrueCrypt development was stopped at some point, and the devs recommended that users convert to Bitlocker as they considered it offered better security.
    • BitLocker encrypts all personal and system files on the drive where Windows is installed, or on data drives on the same computer.
    • If one user unlocks it, all other users on the system can use the hard-drive.
    • It works on the whole hard-drive – and is not to be used on individual files.
  • Disadvantages:
    • Whereas TrueCrypt could be create a virtual hard-drive, I don't think Bitlocker can do that.
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