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TalkTalk attack: 'No legal obligation to encrypt customer bank details', says chief

jonathanb Silver badge

The encryption cases relate to stolen laptops. Some people think that if the laptop has a password, it is secure. It isn't. Either boot up the laptop from external media or take the drive out of it and connect it as a secondary drive in another machine. You then don't need a password to access the contents.

Where the data is stored on a server in a server room or data centre with physical access controls, then it is a bit different.

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