For all laptop users, physical security is the most important. Laptops are probably the most stolen items ever. Considering that, you have to protect the data on your laptop, as if it gets stolen, the thieves will probably try to find your passwords, credit card numbers, bank account details, etc. and you may end up loosing a lot more than just the laptop…

BIOS Password

Laptops in general have much better hardware security than PCs. Some of them even come with fingerprint reader build in. Most laptops come with a very strong BIOS password capability that locks up the hardware and makes the laptop completely unusable. This is the password that has to be entered... ( Read more → )

Hard Disk Password

It is not a very well known fact, but all hard disks have a very strong hardware password capability build in. This password is usually stored both in a chip on the HD controller (the printed circuit board on the hard disk) and on the hard disk itself in a special hidden sector. Setting this... ( Read more → )