Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 3rd Mar 2006 21:08 UTC
Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption is a new feature in Windows Vista that provides enhanced data protection for your computer. BitLocker is Microsoft's response to one of their top customer requests: address the very real threats of data theft or exposure from lost, stolen or inappropriately decommissioned PC hardware and tightly integrate the solution into Windows. Windows Connected recently had an opportunity to ask the Windows Vista Bitlocker team a number of questions.
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British Government
by PLan on Fri 3rd Mar 2006 22:28 UTC
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Shame he didn't comment on this -

UK officials are talking to Microsoft over fears the new version of Windows could make it harder for police to read suspects' computer files.

I find it hard to believe the U.S. government would not have similar concerns.

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RE: British Government
by essdeekay on Sat 4th Mar 2006 10:16 in reply to "British Government"
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MS's reply has already been covered on The Register:

"Windows Vista is engineered to be the most secure version of Windows yet. It is our goal to ensure enterprise users have full control over information on their PCs Microsoft has not and will not put 'backdoors' into Windows, its BitLocker feature, or any other Microsoft Products."

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RE: British Government
by Deviate_X on Sat 4th Mar 2006 16:22 in reply to "British Government"
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PLan: Shame he didn't comment on this -

The you want is here by Niels Ferguson one of the bitlocker developers -
- quote: "Two weeks ago BBC News published an article speculating about a possible “back door” in BitLocker ( The suggestion is that we are working with governments to create a back door so that they can always access BitLocker-encrypted data.

Over my dead body."

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