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* [http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/system/platform/hwsecurity/BitLockerFAQ.mspx Microsoft FAQ]
 
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* [http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=131dae03-39ae-48be-a8d6-8b0034c92555&DisplayLang=en Microsoft Description of the Encryption Algorithm]
 
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Revision as of 03:30, 8 October 2008

BitLocker is a Microsoft Full Volume Encryption solution first included with the Enterprise and Ultimate editions of Windows Vista.

Indicator

Drives protected with BitLocker will have a different signature than the standard NTFS header. Instead, they have in their first sector:
EB 52 90 2D 46 56 45 2D 46 53 2D
or, in ASCII,
eR -FVE-FS-

Algorithm

The program uses either 128 or 256 AES with an elephant diffuser. See the links section for full details.

Recovery Keys

See Also

Defeating Whole Disk Encryption

External Links