How to improve security of encrypted hard disks

Posted on June 9, 2020 at 11:47 am

To avoid your encrypted disk (Truecrypt, Veracrypt, Bitlocker, etc) from being decrypted your first rule should be to use a strong password, then you need to make sure an attacker cannot access data that was saved in the memory, else he can dump the decryption key that was stored in the memory and then remove the encryption from the encrypted disk.

Here are a few rules to follow:

1) Use a strong 25+ password that uses symbols

2) Disable hibernation on your computer

* To prevent an attacker from stealing a memory image from hiberfil.sys.

3) Always dismount encrypted volumes when not needed

4) Always power off the system

A common software used to decrypt disks is:

https://www.passware.com/kit-forensic/

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