Protecting Against the Snatched Laptop Data Theft
Almost two years ago, I wrote about my strategy for encrypting my laptop. One of the things I said was:
There are still two scenarios you aren't secure against, though. You're not secure against someone snatching your laptop out of your hands as you're typing away at the local coffee shop. And you're not secure against the authorities telling you to decrypt your data for them.
Here's a free program that defends against that first threat: it locks the computer unless a key is pressed every n seconds.
Honestly, this would be too annoying for me to use, but you're welcome to try it.
Posted on June 29, 2009 at 6:51 AM • 45 Comments