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total lockdown of laptop?

Hi,

I'm going to be doing some contract work in an area of Eastern Europe with an extremely high crime rate, particularly for hi tech equipment. Unfortunately, I need my laptop to do my job.

So, is there anyway of locking down my laptop so that no one can bypass windows and gain access to my files? I realise that no system is fool proof and eventually someone who is determined will get in. But I don't want to make it easy for them.

Any advice will be appreciated,
Thanks.

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I've read good things about this one:

In reply to: total lockdown of laptop?

http://www.truecrypt.org/
Have a read of the tutorial, looks good, looks like it would be pretty much impossible for anyone without the password to use the computer, or open anything on it.
Have little need for it myself, so haven't tried it.
Free.
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Having used such I think...

In reply to: total lockdown of laptop?

That heavy drive encryption is best. The thieves usually are never interested in your files and when faced with passwords will wipe the drive.

However I've come across too many that forget their password and are locked out of their system.

This brings us to the real problem. What is your disaster recovery plan? Could I remove your laptop and would you be able to get back to work in a day, a week or never?
Bob

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