The Last HITB Security Conference in Malaysia

Hands-on Technical Trainings - 13th & 14th October

Triple-Track Conference - 15th & 16th October


Capture the Flag - 15th & 16th October

HackWEEKDAY - 15th & 16th October

CommSec Village - 15th & 16th October


Why you should encrypt your PC fully

What is the worst thing that would happen if someone steals your PC? I'm not talking about the financial loss here but about the data that you have on your computer system. If the system is not properly protected, a thief could gain access to emails, important local documents, personal photos, and other files of importance.

This alone can lead to information leaks or unpleasant situations where private photos or information are shared publicly on the Internet. Once it has been spread, it is virtually impossible to get it off the Internet again.

That's however not all that can happen. Depending on access, things can get even worse than that. Take your email account for example. Reading personal emails is bad enough, but the attacker may also gain access to online accounts via the password recovery feature that most services offer. They may gain access to social accounts and maybe even online banking accounts.