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Synopsis

Booklet for anyone who wants to know how to keep secrets on home computer, or prevent sensitive data from disclosure on office workstation. Topics include: how to break Windows and steal data from computer, pros and cons of using standard Windows data protection mechanisms, several steps to follow in order to keep information secured, using cryptographic solutions for secure storage, and more (Article: ~3,000 words).

Table of Contents includes:

Introduction
How Data is Stolen from Computers
Extensive Security Permissions
Administrators and Users
Administrative Default Network Share - "C$"
Default/Weak Password of Local Administrator Account
Windows XP Repair
Rootkits
Cached Domain Passwords
Trojans and Spyware
Social Engineering Attacks
Stolen Computer or Hard Drive
How to Prevent Confidential Data from Being Stolen
Windows Disk Encryption
Solution
Using TrueCrypt
Resources
About the Author

Slava Gomzin, CISSP, ECSP, Security+ has more than 15 years of professional experience in software development and application security. He is Security Architect at Retalix USA.

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