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What is BitLocker?

BitLocker is a full volume encryption feature included with Microsoft Windows versions starting with Windows Vista. It is designed to protect data by providing encryption for entire volumes. By default, it uses the AES encryption algorithm in cipher block chaining (CBC) or XTS mode with a 128-bit or 256-bit key. CBC is not used over the whole disk; it is applied to each individual sector.

Why use encryption on our flash drives?

One of the things we lose most often is our flash drives. If you go to any photo you will be shown hundreds of forgotten and lost flash drives. But why is this a problem for us? What if we have sensitive information? Not to mention photos that not everyone should see? Then comes the encryption of information, without a password even if you lose your flash drive no one will have access to it. Even if someone tries to decrypt the flash drive if your password is over 10 characters, it is almost certain that you will no longer be in this world when someone manages to decrypt it. Therefore, we present to your attention this short tutorial on how to encrypt your flash drive.

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