[SATLUG] Questions about basic security procedures

Todd W. Bucy toddwbucy at grandecom.net
Wed Aug 6 12:37:31 CDT 2008


On Wed, 2008-08-06 at 10:17 -0500, pixelnate at gmail.com wrote:
> I have some questions for some of you folks who are more involved in
> security related fields about securing data on everyday pcs/laptops.
> Assuming I want to start securing my data against having my laptop
> stolen or people somehow getting into my network, where do I start?
> Should I start with using GPG for email? How do I encrypt the data on my
> hard drive so that nobody else can use/see it but me? Will encryption
> slow down my computer? What measures should I be taking to guard against
> data theft? Where can I find more information that can help?
> 
> As a creative professional, security is something that I haven't been
> all that concerned with in the past. I would really appreciate some
> pointers on where to start and where I can find out more.
> 
> FYI, I mostly use Ubuntu (Hardy) and Mac OSX if that helps.

correct me if I am wrong but dosn'e the alt version of the Ubuntu hardy
cd allow you to encrypt your harddrive durring the install process?

Todd



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