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no TPM chip...usb key???

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by PK-her0, May 16, 2012.

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  1. PK-her0

    PK-her0 Thread Starter

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    ok so if you dont have a TPM chip...you can use a key

    according to ms

    You can also implement BitLocker without a TPM chip. When implemented in this
    manner there is no startup integrity check. A key is stored on a removable USB memory
    device, which must be present and supported by the computer’s BIOS each time
    the computer starts up. After the computer has successfully started, the removable
    USB memory device can be removed and should then be stored in a secure location.

    and if the key fails???
     
  2. DoubleHelix

    DoubleHelix Banned

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    Then you restore your data from backup.

    If you want to use BitLocker and don't want to use a flash drive, buy a computer or motherboard that supports TPM.

    Or use TrueCrypt.

    Or are you looking for the answer you wish were true? If the flash drive weren't required, then there would be no security. You can't have it both ways.
     
  3. PK-her0

    PK-her0 Thread Starter

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    no DH all i ment was, could you keep two sticks with the key on...its not like you would be locked out if the key failed...
     
  4. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Yes, you can ( or should be able to ) have multiple USB drives with the BL key stored on them
     
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