USB Security

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by Stefan, Mar 14, 2006.

  1. Stefan

    Stefan Guest

    Hello,

    there is a USB-Security-Option in WindowsVista, right?
    (where i can specify which USB-Stick the system accept)

    How i can activate this in Vista (build 5308)

    Thanks
    Stefan
     
    Stefan, Mar 14, 2006
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  2. Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Mar 14, 2006
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  3. I'm right in saying that BitLocker will be installed as a hardware chip on
    some new computers, and that the BitLocket Control Panel will link into
    this... can you confirm this Andre? Not sure if I've got my links tied again
    :eek:P

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    Zack Whittaker \(R2 Mentor\), Mar 14, 2006
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  4. Stefan

    Adahn Guest

    Do you mean using a USB-disk as some sort of a digital "key" to unlock your
    computer and log on..?
     
    Adahn, Mar 14, 2006
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  5. Stefan

    Adahn Guest

    Do you mean using a USB-disk as some sort of a digital "key" to unlock your
    computer and log on..?
     
    Adahn, Mar 14, 2006
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  6. Stefan

    Adahn Guest

    Do you mean using a USB-disk as some sort of a digital "key" to unlock your
    computer and log on..?
     
    Adahn, Mar 14, 2006
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  7. Could well be... but the BitLocker thing is there to encypt your data in
    case you're on the Tube (London) and someone pinches your laptop bag. You
    can just shout out "Ah ha! I have Windows Vista Ultimate with BitLocker
    encryption, you may have the hardware but you shall not have my data!".

    .... then go home and cry because you need a laptop ;o)

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    Zack Whittaker \(R2 Mentor\), Mar 14, 2006
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  8. Stefan

    Adahn Guest

    This is crazy.. more & more duplicate posts
    I better hit the web interface
     
    Adahn, Mar 14, 2006
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  9. Stefan

    Adahn Guest

    This is crazy.. more & more duplicate posts
    I better hit the web interface
     
    Adahn, Mar 14, 2006
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  10. Stefan

    Adahn Guest

    This is crazy.. more & more duplicate posts
    I better hit the web interface
     
    Adahn, Mar 14, 2006
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  11. BitLocker can be used with or without TPM hardware.
     
    Roger Abell [MVP], Mar 15, 2006
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  12. Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Mar 15, 2006
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  13. Stefan

    Alun Jones Guest

    But... if you work for a living, you may be dealing with data where the loss
    of the data is a multi-million dollar problem, and the loss of a laptop is
    relatively trivial. Some data is worth human life to protect from theft
    (usually it's data on other human lives). More valuable than money, more
    valuable than the laptop.

    Alun.
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    Alun Jones, Mar 16, 2006
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  14. Stefan

    Stefan Guest

    No,
    i mean a security option i've heard.
    I want to set which usbstick the system accept to use.
    Other USB-Stick should not be used on the system (for dataexchange etc.)

    Can you help me?
    thanks
     
    Stefan, Mar 16, 2006
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  15. Stefan

    Slugsie Guest

    I think I know the option you're thinking of. It's a group policy that
    enables sys admins to disable the use of USB keys. I suspect that it's a
    blanket policy, either allowed or not allowed. You'll need to look in the
    group policy tool to configure it.
     
    Slugsie, Mar 16, 2006
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  16. It would not be on the laptop in the first place, it would be stored on a
    remote server, thats why we have things called VPNs.


     
    Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Mar 18, 2006
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