The Disappearing Desktop - It's Real This Time
revdan at danshafer.com
Wed Nov 16 19:29:56 EST 2005
First, there are several technologies that work around this problem.
I am working with a startup that has a USB device that handles this
issue nicely and I know of a couple of others. The problem is hardly
Second, what happens when you lose your laptop or have it stolen?
This happens with shocking frequency these days and it's getting
worse. I'd be a lot more concerned about THAT security issue than
with the loss of data over relatively secured and busy Internet wires
On Nov 16, 2005, at 3:52 PM, Alex Tweedly wrote:
> I have good confidence in the sanctity of my laptop, so I'm happy
> to use it, even over public wifi access, because all the traffic is
> ssh-secured end-to-end. But using a web cafe, or kiosk, public
> Internet access at a library, etc. all put me at risk; the
> encryption happens *after* the data is out of my control. I can't
> be sure there isn't a keylogger or similar there grabbing my password.
Dan Shafer, Information Product Consultant and Author
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