How To Safeguard Your BitLocker-Encrypted File From Attackers
BitLocker is seen to be a security feature added in Windows Vista that gives protection to the computer’s file system. When encrypted, others cannot be able to see your files in your computer, even if your computer is stolen or the hard disk was taken. It is important to note that BitLocker can also work on a removable storage device. What will you do if you want to access an encrypted drive? You (user) must log in to access the data.
It came to our notice that Windows also use Trusted Platform Module (TPM), to ascertain if your computer startup process has added to a machine to offer security functions, but they are mainly focused on the encryption of data. By using both “BitLocker” and “Trusted Platform Module” the entire data is locked and before one can assess the information he or she must pass to the machine all the right credentials.
BitLocker has taken some hits lately, we discovered that some hackers remove computers TPM to extract its encryption key. Not only that, many hard drives are breaking BitLocker. The truth is that this attack requires physical access to the computer; that’s the whole point of encryption. So to prevent attackers from puck nosing into the vital or important document you stored in your file, this article will help to elucidate more on this concept “ How to Safeguard Your BitLocker-Encrypted File From Attackers
Setting Up BitLocker
You can see the setup wizard in either the Windows explorer or control panel. NOTE: the operating system must exhibit the “Trusted Platform Module” to fully take advantage of the encrypted folder.
How To Safeguard Your BitLocker- Encrypted File From Attackers
Step 1: Search for BitLocker in the Windows search bar, or highlight the drive you wish to encrypt.
Step 2: Rightclick on the drive and select “Turn On BitLocker.”
Step 3: Choose a password. Note that it is best to use a long and complex password, not a shot one.
Step 4: Insert the password on the dialog box that displays at this point, confirm it by writing that same password again on another dialog box under it and click on “next” button.
Step 5: At this point, you will be asked on how u wish to save the recovery key, either to a file or to hide the recovery key. If you want to save the recovery key on a desktop, click on “save the recovery key to a file.”
Step 6: Click on the next button after saving the recovery key. At this point, you will be required if you are ready to encrypt the drive. This process might take a while depending on the source of the drive we are encrypting.
Step 7: Click on “file encrypting“ at the right down the side of the screen, and once you clicked on it, it will start encrypting the file, exercise a little be patience until a dialog box displays on the screen again “Encryption is Complete.”
Congratulations indeed you have successfully protected your BitLocker – encrypted file from attackers