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Enabling BitLocker Drive Encryption Without a TPM in Windows 10

Windows 10 is quite an impressive operating system. It’s fast, it runs all of my old apps (even my retro games!), and it has tons of security improvements. BitLocker Drive Encryption isn’t new to Windows 10. Encrypting files in Windows goes all the way back to the Encrypting File System (EFS) in Windows 2000. BitLocker … Continue reading Enabling BitLocker Drive Encryption Without a TPM in Windows 10

Windows 7 – How to use Cipher.exe – A Critical Win 7 security Tool

The Cipher.exe command line tool was originally released with Windows 2000, commensurate with the release of NTFS V5.0 and the ability to use the Encrypting File System (EFS). Microsoft continues to upgrade the tool as Windows Operating System security solutions evolve. With the release of Windows 7, the Cipher command becomes a critical component of … Continue reading Windows 7 – How to use Cipher.exe – A Critical Win 7 security Tool