Encrypt your NTFS partition with Encrypting File System

What is Encrypting File System (EFS)? The Encrypting File System (EFS) is a file system driver that provides file system-level encryption in Microsoft Windows operating systems. It is available in all versions of Windows later than Windows 2000 except Windows XP Home Edition, and the Starter, Basic, and Home Premium editions of Windows Vista and Windows 7. Implementations for Linux and IBM AIX (6.1 and later) operating systems are also available. The technology enables files to be transparently encrypted on NTFS file systems to protect confidential data from attackers with physical access to the computer. What does Encrypting File System (EFS) do? User authentication and access control lists can protect files from unauthorized access while the operating system is running, but are easily circumvented if an attacker gains physical access to the computer. One solution is to store the files encrypted on the disks of the computer. EFS does this … Continue reading