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Platinum Edition Using® Microsoft® Windows® XP by Brian Knittel, Robert Cowart

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Paranoia

As you've seen in this chapter, you can take quite a few steps to keep people out of your computer and to protect your data. But, it's often the simplest thing that trips up the best laid plans. You can change your password every day, but if you keep it stuck to your monitor on a Post-It note, it's not worth much.

If you're truly concerned about keeping your information secure, you have to venture into an area of security I call “paranoia,” where you take pains to cover up a few of the very small holes in Windows best security features. They're small, but they're still holes.

Hibernation File and Paging File Security Issues

The Encrypted File System keeps your data encoded while it's on the hard disk, but it has to be converted back ...

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