Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Summertime System Security (August Insight)

We are glad to notify all readers of Agnitum Security Insight about the latest issue.

If you are already packing your stuff to go travelling and you can’t help living without a laptop, this article is an absolute must for you. There you’ll find a good reminder of basic Internet safety precautions to be applied while being on vacations and using unknown connections.

Please, read and share your comments below.

Igor Pankov

Product Marketing Manager

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

How Could I Change Fat32 to NTSF? Thanks in advance, Renato

Anonymous said...

Do you have any "Winter System Security" advice for your readers in the Southern Hemisphere where Summer is many months away?

Agnitum BLOG said...

Pardon to the Southern Hemisphere inhabitants. Well, I would comment that the same precautions can be perfectly useful for you guys as well. Besides, what you call winter can be easily compared to an average Russian June or even July in terms of weather :)

Regards,

Pavel Goryakin

Anonymous said...

You can also use hardware encryption, in example : http://www.stonewood.co.uk/FlagStone_Enhanced.aspx?navid=248

Agnitum BLOG said...

I urge you to be careful with changing file system for the disk as there is a high probability all existing data on it may be lost or damaged as a result of your action. Do not attempt to change file system on system disks (where Windows is located), although you may find it beneficial to convert from FAT32 to NTFS for all the empty logical disks on your hard drive(s).

Run command similar to this: "format h: /fs:ntfs /q" where h (or other drive letter) denotes the target drive. This command should be entered in command prompt accessible by executing the following command "%SystemRoot%\system32\cmd.exe" in Windows' Run menu.

Alternatively, you can right-click on the target drive in any Windows Explorer window, select the Format menu and select NTFS as the desired file system for the new disk.

There are commercial products like Acronis True Image or Symantec’s Partition Magic that can convert the existing file system into other formats without affecting the existing data, but again, there is a huge risk involved; so try to refrain from performing operations on any data-containing volumes. All disk reformatting should be attempted on new drives that do not currently store any valuable data.

The following article may help you with your task: http://www.ehow.com/how_6026_format-hard-drive.html

Igor Pankov