Re: Bit Locker


Sylvia <sylvia0647@...>
 

Hi Carlos, does this apply to usb keys as well or just external hd's?

-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos [mailto:carlos1106@nyc.rr.com]
Sent: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 11:29 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Bit Locker

No, malware like CryptoLocker can infect any attached drive which is why it
is best not to leave external drives connected if they are not in use.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Marie" <magpie.mn@gmail.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 11:25 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Bit Locker


I do keep my important data backed up to a portable USB drive and do it
almost every day if anything is changed. But this brings up one more
question. Is the external drive exempt from Crypto locker if it is attached
to the computer? I probably should know the answer to this but
unfortunately I admit I don't.
Marie


-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos
Sent: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 11:34 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Bit Locker

CryptoLocker and it's variants are nasty indeed, but the best protection
against this type of malware is to make regular backups. Preferably on
more
than one external drive and or a cloud backup service.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Marie" <magpie.mn@gmail.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 2:27 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Bit Locker


Oh thanks so much! I know there is no problem with anything being strange
and it was showing on both my desktop and laptop but I could not remember
the name of the Crypto locker which I understand is very, very nasty.

Marie

-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos
Sent: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 11:21 AM
To: TechTalk@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Bit Locker

For the record, you are probably thinking of the CryptoLocker malware
which
has a similar name.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Joe" <jsoro620@gmail.com>
To: <TechTalk@groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 2:19 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Bit Locker


It's an encryption tool to help lock up your files/folders or drives.

On 11/24/15, Marie <magpie.mn@gmail.com> wrote:
I was looking at services today trying to fix a problem with my printer
and
saw a listing there for bit locker? Isn’t that a spyware or malware
program
or am I thinking of something else?
Marie












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