Articles about Whole Disk Encryption

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PGP takes disk encryption management into the cloud

PGP is aiming to exploit concern about the security implications of lost laptops with the launch via its resellers of a managed service for the administration of whole disk encryption. Partners ANI Direct, Aurora Enterprises in the US and Gradian Systems in the UK will be the first to offer a pay-as-you-go laptop security …
John Leyden, 21 Oct 2008
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PGP goes the whole hog of encryption

PGP Corporation has launched a radical overhaul of its PGP desktop security suite aimed at making its products more comprehensive and easier to use. PGP Desktop 9.0, released Monday 9 May, features "automatic operation so email, instant messaging (IM), whole disk, and file encryption are secure without user interaction or …
John Leyden, 09 May 2005
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PGP unfazed by MS disk encryption

Infosec PGP says the whole disk encryption kit Microsoft will bundle with Vista is no threat to its position as the first port of call for forgetful laptop luggers. At its InfoSec press briefing, Microsoft was pushing its BitLocker software as peace of mind for firms wanting to sling old HDDs. In contrast, PGP marketing manager Jamie …
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PGP disk encrypt approved by MoD for military use

The UK MoD has certified PGP Corporation's whole disk encryption technology as suitable for use on British military computers. However, like most software-only solutions, it has been approved only for machines holding fairly low-level information. PGP Whole Disk Encryption had previously passed the UK government's baseline …
Lewis Page, 08 Dec 2009
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The Hardware mid-life crisis

Workshop The good old PC, along with the phone, is today the main, if not only, interface that users have to IT systems and services. The experience that people have of their personal system often colours their perception of how well IT does its job, regardless of how well run the rest of IT is. Most PCs get to have a long life in …
Andrew Buss, 25 Oct 2010
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Fanbois howl as OS X update bricks PGPed Macs

Users of PGP's Whole Disk Encryption for Macs got a nasty surprise when they upgraded to the latest OS X update once they discovered their systems were no longer able to reboot. It seems that Apple and the Symantec-owned PGP suffered a near-fatal failure to communicate that 10.6.5 ships with a new EFI booter that was …
Dan Goodin, 12 Nov 2010
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Windows on the Desktop? There's a group policy for that

Desktops are important and need managing with the same care as servers. If you are using Windows many of the tools you need are built into Active Directory, which lets you define individual users and computers along with their roles and the groups they fall into. This division makes managing Windows PCs relatively easy. The key …
Simon Bisson, 24 May 2011
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Apple yanks Snow Leopard Server 10.6.5 update

Updated Apple has pulled a Soviet-style disappearing act on its recently released Mac OS X 10.6.5 Snow Leopard Server upgrade — the upgrade has become an un-upgrade, pulled from Jobs & Co.'s download service. Since the upgrade was released just last Wednesday, Apple's discussion boards have been crying out about the update causing …
Rik Myslewski, 15 Nov 2010
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Intel reveals 'the billion dollar lost laptop problem'

Intel is trumpeting a recent study that shows businesses and other organizations risking billions of dollars annually due to lost or stolen laptops. But worry not: it has a "third pillar" to prop up those losses. "Looking at these results, you can barely fathom the significant financial impact of missing laptops," the general …
Rik Myslewski, 03 Dec 2010
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UK jails schizophrenic for refusal to decrypt files

Exclusive The first person jailed under draconian UK police powers that Ministers said were vital to battle terrorism and serious crime has been identified by The Register as a schizophrenic science hobbyist with no previous criminal record. His crime was a persistent refusal to give counter-terrorism police the keys to decrypt his …
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Snow Leopard - what doesn't work

A grassroots effort is assiduously testing a broad range of Mac applications to discover which work with Snow Leopard and which don't. And overall, the news is good. Unfortunately, you may or may not be able to access their complete list, which is on a WikiDot called Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Compatibility List. The website has …
Rik Myslewski, 27 Aug 2009