BitLocker Disk Encryption

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

Contents

Indicator

Drives protected with BitLocker will have a different signature than the standard NTFS header. Instead, they have in their first sector, they have
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