partition a common security measure?

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  1. breckjensen

    breckjensen New Member

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    I am aware that if a computer/laptop is lost or stolen, it is easy to remove the hdd and access its contents from another machine. Is it a common security measure to encrypt a hard didk drive or its partitions in order to protect the confidentiality of the data. Is this method transparent to the user and the programs accessing the data or is there more complications that I cannot foresee, knowing nothing about encryption except its existence (like a need to decrypt before accessing data).

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    I did not find the right solution from the internet.
    References:
    -https://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-security-4/is-encrypting-hdd-partition-a-common-security-measure-4175616075/
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