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    Nasa need to encrypt the data on their laptops

    People keep losing laptops at Nasa and they are afraid private information might get exposed....

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20343745

    If they were using Ubuntu it would be very easy to encrypt their personal data.
    Last edited by mr john; November 15th, 2012 at 04:16 PM.

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    Re: Nasa need to encrypt the data on their laptops

    Quote Originally Posted by mr john View Post
    If they were using Ubuntu it would be very easy to encrypt their personal data.
    Or any other OS really. People in a lot of organisations need to encrypt their laptops, these stories pop up all too often.

    I would imagine at least some parts of NASA do have tighter security on their IT, because they work closely with the US military so would have to comply with their standards.

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    Re: Nasa need to encrypt the data on their laptops

    Keep losing laptops?? What did they do with their laptops?

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    Re: Nasa need to encrypt the data on their laptops

    Easiest way round this problem is to stop issuing employees with laptops in the first place. Workplace computing only!!!!!

    Might slow down developments , but at least it's perfectly safe.

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    Re: Nasa need to encrypt the data on their laptops

    Quote Originally Posted by mr john View Post
    If they were using Ubuntu it would be very easy to encrypt their personal data.
    Same goes for any other OS out there, nothing special about ubuntu in this regard. Another bunch of fud which contributes nothing to linux.

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    Re: Nasa need to encrypt the data on their laptops

    Encryption? Yes. But NASA needs to realize that there a ton of people who would love to get their hands on that sort of information.

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    Re: Nasa need to encrypt the data on their laptops

    Quote Originally Posted by jockyburns View Post
    Easiest way round this problem is to stop issuing employees with laptops in the first place. Workplace computing only!!!!!
    Wildly impractical for an engineering organisation. You need to be able to go plug into things.

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