High Ranking Royal Air Force Laptop Stolen From the Ministry of Defense

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srt

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Jakspratt

One easy way to secure your laptop's info is to set a hard drive password in the BIOS. The only way for a thief to access the data on your hard drive is to remove the platters and read them under a microscope. ADDED BONUS>>> your laptop's motherboard usually becomes unusable without the password as well (it does with Dell). This method does not cost you a dime and it is so easy to implement. If you want to secure the data on the drive so it cannot be read, set up an encrypted volume and save your data there. I am amazed when I read posts describing security breaches where there were ABSOLUTELY NO security measures enabled.

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praetor_alpha

How about no laptops in the Ministry? If you need to see classified information, you have to be in a secure location, on their dime.

Simple. Effective.

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rmac1813

anything sensitive enough to be labeled secret should at least be in a encrypted container if not on a disk thats fully encrypted. TrueCrypt ftw

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nekollx

 and i quote the first paragraph " but losing the laptop and USB decryption key"

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Havok

 You go to Staples, or Office Depot and buy a bunch of 30 dollar cable locks for laptops, problem solved!

 

 

CLICK.

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COMMANDER_COOK

Those lock slots look really easy to break... Maybe even by hand.

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Frameboy

Wire cutters probably cost even less...

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van_helblaze

The UK is really messing up aren't they.  I would have loved to have included this as a source in my paper for school last month.

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bikerbub

they wouldn't need much of any of that if they just used a GoToPC type software, or windows own software, can't remember the name, just use a fingerprint scanner to get into the vm software, and all the files are stored at a central location, just like if you work from home, except you're in a tent in the middle of the desert.

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COMMANDER_COOK

Surely the MoD blocks the ports used by such software. It would be beyond stupid if they didn't.

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Trooper_One

you never know...

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COMMANDER_COOK

The guy below this post, "tonerarsivi", is a spammer.

And this time, please do not ban me!
I have no idea what "spam links in your profile" means!

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snapple00

Only in Europe can a laptop rise the ranks..

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gendoikari1

A person of lower rank salutes the person of higher rank until they salute back. How would the high ranking laptop salute back?

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ghost6007

come in 007; we need you to recover a lost laptop!

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COMMANDER_COOK

They should put RFID tags on them so like in walmart so when someone tries to leave with one, an alarm sounds and guards can check the carrier's ID.

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Metalmorphasis

They need to improve and or re-invent them badly!
And then an auto destruct, or self destruct mechanism built in.
May cost a few dollars?

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nekollx

 LAptops have Webcams right?

 

Well most do

 

Ocular scanner

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