, donut wrote

@Dr Herbie:



Don't forget to encrypt the data on your external HDD using bitlocker or something similar. That way if someone steals your external HDD he/she will not have access to all your sensitive and confidential data.


Speaking of lost data:


The suit filed by the trio of firms seeks $600 million in compensation. That's approximately $1,000 per person affected by the loss.




A simple solution like bitlocker seems well beyond them.