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Survey Finds Low Use of Microsoft Encryption Technology

Microsoft’s full-disk encryption feature is not being widely used, even where it is part of the Windows operating system, according to a new survey released by security vendor Opswat.

Microsoft added its BitLocker hard-disk encryption feature to the “ultimate” and “enterprise” versions of its Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating systems, in response to greater concern over data losses and breaches. It is also present in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2…

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