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Is there a way to password protect HDD, usbs, etc..?

#1The_Dark_HadouPosted 8/2/2014 6:25:59 PM
Long story short, house got broken in to. Things were stolen. A external hdd was stolen so I was wondering if there was anyway to password protect them?

Another question: is there anyway to install some type of program to your laptop so that you can track it if it gets stolen? Maybe somehow utilizing the front camera without the thief knowing? Far fetched question but I just thought I'd ask. Thanks in advanced!
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#2Lucavi000Posted 8/2/2014 6:28:50 PM
http://www.lojack.com/Laptops
#3NewportBox100sPosted 8/2/2014 6:28:56 PM
Move out of the trap!
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#4Orestes417Posted 8/2/2014 6:34:24 PM
Bitlocker
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#5SneakiestNegPosted 8/2/2014 7:09:37 PM
Encrypt your hard drive.
#6The_Dark_Hadou(Topic Creator)Posted 8/3/2014 5:48:57 AM
How do I use bitlocker? I want my hdd to require a password Everytime it is plugged in, regardless of which computer.
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#7El_KazPosted 8/3/2014 7:40:45 AM(edited)
The_Dark_Hadou posted...
How do I use bitlocker? I want my hdd to require a password Everytime it is plugged in, regardless of which computer.


Bitlocker encrypts a volume, and the password is the decryption key (sort of). Meaning that even with full access to the volume, it's just a useless encrypted mess if you don't have the password.
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#8DRAGON07891230Posted 8/3/2014 10:52:12 AM
SneakiestNeg posted...
Encrypt your hard drive.

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#9The_Dark_Hadou(Topic Creator)Posted 8/3/2014 2:11:51 PM
Quote:SneakiestNeg posted...
Encrypt your hard drive.

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How do I? Does bitlocker do that?
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#10Orestes417Posted 8/3/2014 2:17:39 PM
Yes that's what bitlocker does. Read the documentation thoroughly before using it.
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