Solved logs for adding new hard drive

June 19, 2013 at 08:52:41
Specs: Windows 7
Hi...

I wonder if there is any way to know if the user add another hard drive the computer to get data or take data without my knowledge

thanks in advance


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June 20, 2013 at 04:38:44
Lock the case and/or enable the system intrusion feature (along with a password protected BIOS).

If there are USB ports then blocking removable drives is fairly useless without locking down the BIOS. Someone could just boot from a Linux Live CD or USB and then copy anything they wished to.

But, if there is Internet access, or any kind of network or serial port, then it is trivial to just copy data to another computer.



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June 19, 2013 at 09:39:47
Why would someone need to add another hard drive to "steal" data? Bypassing logon passwords is easy & so is copying files to a USB flash drive. If someone wants the files, has access, & has the know-how, they're going to get it. If you have data that you don't want anyone to get at, find another place to store it rather than on a computer that more than one user has access to.

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June 19, 2013 at 23:54:24
any removable drive is blocked by GP so the easiest way to the user is to open the case and add a hard drive.
at this time I need to check if someone did that not just prevent it on the future

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#3
June 20, 2013 at 04:02:47
It would be easier to boot to a CD/DVD or USB drive than opening the case.
No, you could not tell if this was done.
For more protection, you could make only the single hard drive bootable in your BIOS (no other bootable drive) and lock your BIOS with a separate password, but if your drive became unbootable, you would have to change these settings to do a repair.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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June 20, 2013 at 04:38:44
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Lock the case and/or enable the system intrusion feature (along with a password protected BIOS).

If there are USB ports then blocking removable drives is fairly useless without locking down the BIOS. Someone could just boot from a Linux Live CD or USB and then copy anything they wished to.

But, if there is Internet access, or any kind of network or serial port, then it is trivial to just copy data to another computer.


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