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How hard to crack password on backup software?

Last response: in Storage
August 6, 2011 7:36:33 PM

I lost an external drive and didnt want to send it back for warranty because i had no idea who may get a hold of it and see my tax returns etc etc....i got a new drive and will password protect the backups from now on but i was wondering how easy it was for someone to hack those passwords?

a c 415 G Storage
August 6, 2011 8:10:59 PM

That depends entirely on the software that was used to create the backup. Personally, I wouldn't trust a password-protected backup to be secure.
August 7, 2011 2:01:44 PM

so they how should i secure a backup in case of warranty repair?
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August 7, 2011 4:15:43 PM

ah so do the backup then use the truecrypt..seems ez enough!
a c 415 G Storage
August 7, 2011 5:51:35 PM

Just be very careful not to loose your encryption key (and don't store it with the backup!).