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#185844 7-Dec-2015 18:02
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I should say first up that the title above may, may not be, the answer to this issue.

So heres the problem Do you remenber when we were kids and some people , not me no sir!, use to keep their Playboy etc under the mattress? . And we made a pact with our best mate that whoever died first the survivor, would go into the others house and remove the evidence before it embarrassed a loved one combing through your belongings for anything that might fetch a few bob!. Or was that just me and my mates?

Anyway

The point is I was thinking I may..... or may not have stuff on my hard drives that I wouldn't want some people to see. You know the sort of thing a letter you wrote to your daughter telling her what a s*** her brother was etc or vice versa.(Hey son? I never did say that!) 

So what scenario can you conjour up where all information you have on a hard drive gets destroyed on your demise.

Bearing in mind it needs to be automatic. I imagine something I need to reset everyday or it starts a terminate process.

Anyway I  am open to all and any suggestions .. LOL something different to think about...   




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  #1442249 7-Dec-2015 18:35
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Health monitor with wireless link to small charge inside computer. When your heart stops the drive gets blown.





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  #1442251 7-Dec-2015 18:36
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Simplest (albeit not perfect) option is just use full disk encryption, and don't tell anyone the key.

 







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  #1442275 7-Dec-2015 18:59
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Lias: Simplest (albeit not perfect) option is just use full disk encryption, and don't tell anyone the key.



+1 this.

Use Bitlocker to lock the drive or EFS to lock the folder.

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  #1442329 7-Dec-2015 20:19
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Don't write silly stories.

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  #1442382 7-Dec-2015 21:55
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Encrypt it.




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  #1442402 7-Dec-2015 23:25
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Full disk encryption sounds easier ... if no one knows the code to decrypt it the data is useless.




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  #1442488 8-Dec-2015 09:05
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So long story short in the event of your demise you don't want your son looking at whatever weird pron fetishes you have haha.

As has been said just encrypt your drive.

 
 
 
 


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  #1442489 8-Dec-2015 09:11
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not just you :P



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  #1442549 8-Dec-2015 11:07
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reven:

not just you :P


Exactly ...well I am english 




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reven:

not just you :P


Exactly ...well I am english 




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  #1442555 8-Dec-2015 11:09
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MadEngineer: Don't write silly stories.


Silly and Funny ? fine line 




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  #1442556 8-Dec-2015 11:10
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pdath: Full disk encryption sounds easier ... if no one knows the code to decrypt it the data is useless.


Ok so encryption it is! Thanks fellas




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