On Wed, 17 Sep 1997, Adam Shostack wrote:
> Larry Riley wrote:
> | Hi everyone,
> | This may not be the place to ask this question, however this group has
> | been a great help to me in the past.
> | My problem is that I have a lot of mobile users that take laptop
> | computers on business trips. In the past, we have loss laptops while
> | the users were traveling thru airports. When our employees would place
> | their laptops on the conveyer belts for examination or for check
> | in/out (example: going thru passengers x-ray checkpoints, baggage
> | check in/check out areas) the laptops would be stolen or disappear.
> Many people have responded as if the 3-8 thousand you can
> spend on a laptop is the most important issue. I think thats a
> somewhat silly view. The most important thing on a laptop is the
> data, and it should be strongly encrypted. There are exceptions to
> the US export laws for encryption tools on your laptop, so don't worry
> about those.
> [good windows recommendations deleted]
The "Cryptographic File System" works well on Linux laptops...
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