Is Windows 11 new automatic data encryption good news?
f you own or use Windows systems, you now have the chance to upgrade to Windows 11, which offers you automatic data encryption. 🔒
It sounds appealing, doesn't it? You might think: Umm, all my data will be protected without adding any extra software or paying any additional license! 💡
However, there are several reasons why you should be cautious about it: 🤔
📍 Microsoft will scramble the data in your disk, and to reassemble it, you need the encryption key.
📍 But Microsoft doesn't give you the decryption key.
📍 What if your PC fails due to a hardware issue or a flawed software update? Without the encryption key, you wouldn't be able to restore your data.
Assuming your PC meets the 8th generation hardware requirement, and you are ready to upgrade to Windows 11, there are three things you can do:
💿 As files stored on external devices won't be encrypted, you can make a daily backup of all your data.
☁️ You can also use Google Drive to automatically and in real-time backup your PC's data in the cloud.
🔓 If you are not going to backup systematically, you also have the option to go to the "privacy and security" settings in your Windows configuration and turn off the option 'device encryption.'
If you choose the third one, be cautious. After all, don't you think it's time to add security to the data on your PC? 🤔