in HIPAA Headlines by John Brewer

A laptop that contained information on almost 40,000 donors, and potential donors, was stolen in March.

Information contained on this laptop includes: name, address, SSN, and medical condition of those who can’t donate blood.

The good news is this laptop requires 2 passwords to access the personal information.

The bad news is it is very easy to bypass operating system passwords.

The best thing you can do is encrypt the hard drive.

With the hard drive encrypted, there is not bypassing of the operating system.
The only possibility is to try and “crack” the password, and with the proper
encryption, this would take thousands of years.

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