Do you encrypt your laptop(s)?

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I was just wondering if you guys use laptops and if you do... do you
encrypt them?

(I'm sorry if this seems slightly off-topic... but you guys always
seem to give such
sensible answers!)

The big concern of course is the rise in laptop theft  (see this
The article seems to conclude:
"It's really simple. Encrypt, encrypt, encrypt. Encryption is the

But I am wondering how much encryption slows down a laptop in
I mean if you encrypt the ENTIRE hard disk, this has surely got to
down the speed of the machine quite significantly. No?

Any thoughts?

Shiperton Henethe

Re: Do you encrypt your laptop(s)?

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I've got all the data on a Microdrive that I can take out when I'm
travelling.  Has the advantage of being easy to back up as well - no
need to do the whole system.

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