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AlertBoot offers a cloud-based full disk encryption and mobile device security service for companies of any size who want a scalable and easy-to-deploy solution. Centrally managed through a web based console, AlertBoot offers mobile device management, mobile antivirus, remote wipe & lock, device auditing, USB drive and hard disk encryption managed services.

Laptop Encryption Software: Lifehacker Shows You How To Break Into PCs

Lifehacker.com has listed some ways on how one might bypass Windows computer password prompts.  They list the different ways, how it works, and how to ensure you don't fall victim to these.  For the latter, the answer is pretty much the same: use encryption, such as AlertBoot's disk encryption.

And, in the one case where it's not the answer (brute force cracking), they recommend that you use a strong password.

Personally, this is not news.  I've covered the lifehacker.com methods in this blog already, many times (and will probably do so in the future as well).

However, one could claim that I'm not a disinterested party seeing who I work for.  Not that I'm one to claim that encryption software cures all ills and then some (I regularly point out why/how computer encryption can't protect you, depending on the situation), but it does begin to sound suspicious when I list out all the ways that simple password-protection does not protect you from data thieves but disk encryption does.

Hey, if you're not gonna believe me because of who I work for, at least listen to the guys who don't work for a security company.


Related Articles and Sites:
http://lifehacker.com/5674972/how-to-break-into-a-windows-pc-and-prevent-it-from-happening-to-you

 
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Sang Lee is a Senior Account Manager and Security Analyst with AlertBoot, Inc., the leading provider of managed endpoint security services, based in Las Vegas, NV. Mr. Lee helps with the deployment and ongoing support of the AlertBoot disk encryption managed service. Prior to working at AlertBoot, Mr. Lee served in the South Korean Navy. He holds both a B.S. and an M.S. from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, U.S.A.