Question on EFS in XP
Posted on 2006-06-20
one of the features (as listed in the XP Help and Support Center):
* Encrypted files can become decrypted if you copy or move the file to a volume that is not an NTFS volume.
does this mean that all someone has to do is copy the file to something other than NTFS and the encryption is broken? if so, what's the point of EFS?
also, if someone removes the password on a user's account by force (not through control panel->user accounts), will that person have access to encrypted file contents? what if the password is just removed in control panel->user accounts?
i am trying to determine if EFS is sufficient for protecting HR files in case a computer is stolen.