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Beginners Guides: Preventing Data Theft from a Stolen Laptop

Beginners Guides: Preventing Data Theft from a Stolen Laptop - PCSTATS
Abstract: And, if that doesn't work, at least you can protect your data better than you did that brand new notebook. Harsh words, but sound advice.
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External Mfg. Website: PCstats Sep 08 2005   Mike Dowler  
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Creating a Recovery Agent

On the 'file to import' page, click 'browse' then change the 'files of type' dropdown box to .pfx files.

Select the filename you created with the 'cipher /r:' command. Type the password.

Check the 'mark this key as exportable' box.

Click 'next.'

Choose the 'Automatically Select The Certificate Store Based On The Type Of Certificate' option.

Click 'next,' then 'finish.'

Close the certificates console.

Go to 'start\run' and type 'secpol.msc' to open the local security policies.

Navigate to 'Security Settings\Public Key Policies\Encrypting File System,' and
Choose 'Action\Add Data Recovery Agent.' Click 'Next.'

Click 'browse folders.' Open the filename you created earlier with the 'cipher'
command. Click 'next' then 'finish.' The current user is now a data-recovery agent and
can decrypt any EFS encrypted files on the system.

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Contents of Article: PCstats
 Pg 1.  Beginners Guides: Preventing Data Theft from a Stolen Laptop
 Pg 2.  Biometric security
 Pg 3.  Laptop tracing software
 Pg 4.  Protecting your data in the event of theft
 Pg 5.  Password Tips and Encrypt Vital Data
 Pg 6.  How to encrypt files in Windows XP
 Pg 7.  — Creating a Recovery Agent
 Pg 8.  Exporting a data recovery certificate

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