Which of these situations would be the best use of BitLocker?
A) You need to prevent access to a spreadsheet in the public shared folder
B) You have a USB flash drive that needs to be unreadable by others
C) You need to copy an encrypted presentation onto a DVD-ROM with other non-encrypted files
D) You need to create a series of hidden shares for a top-secret project
E) You need somewhere to keep your lunch during work hours
The answer: B) You have a USB flash drive that needs to be unreadable by others
BitLocker is a method of encrypting entire volumes. All files on the volume are stored in encrypted form, and you must have the correct credentials or certificates to decrypt the data.
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