Here as of late I have been writing about some of the features of Windows Vista. This article reviews the bitlocker feature.
Although this utility is not entirely new as it was released previously with Windows 2000 and has been improved upon.
The bitlocker utility can encrypt a hard drive so that if your computer or drive has been stolen the data is less likely to be accessed by prying eyes.
Although no one is quite sure how secure this utility may be as it has not been fully tested by the rest of us. Of course Microsoft will document it as a secure feature they have done so in the past.
Once the general public gets their hands on it thats when it will really be tested. As we know with previous supposed secure features this isn’t always the case.
Just like the SAM database which is supposed to secure user accounts and passwords it as well has been fooled before with those nifty Linux boot disks…The bitlocker utility may as well fall victim of such a utility.
I do have to say kuddos to Microsoft for adding the feature because it can atleast protect your data some what and may reveal itself as a well built security utility.
If you have any experiences to share about this utility…Whether it be good, bad, or otherwise please post a comment and share your experience.