Is a stolen PC effectively protected by a password?
August 24, 2010 3:26 PM Subscribe
In the event of a loss or theft, how safe is the data on a password-protected PC laptop?
posted by Clambone to computers & internet (12 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
If my late-model Sony Vaio laptop were stolen, would an average or reasonably super-average thief be able to get past the password protection built into the laptop and access the files on my hard drive? I'm more concerned about thefts from junkies than cyberninjas, but you never know where a stolen laptop might end up.
If it's reasonably easy to access said files in case of a theft, how do smart people protect themselves?