Open Sesame: BitLocker Recovery Passwords

Anyone who has tried enabling BitLocker will have been greeted with a friendly dialog box insisting that you create a recovery password.  I remember the first time I saw this, I found myself asking, “what is this recovery password, and what am I supposed to do with it?”  Let’s first take a look at the…

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Keys to the Kingdom

You probably have lots of keys in your life — a house key, a car key, an office key. Each of these keys fits a different lock. Windows BitLocker™ Drive Encryption also has different key and lock combinations. Just as you wouldn’t leave your car keys laying out in public or sitting in the ignition…

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Heidi Waterhouse

Heidi Waterhouse is a technical writer with the BitLocker team. She spends her time translating security concepts into actionable steps.

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