The major data recovery houses can decrypt but they may need the key from
the management console and, of course, can cost $1-2K.

I don't think Kon Boot will work. From
https://www.piotrbania.com/all/kon-boot/ under License Conditions (bolding
mine): "*Not supported: Disk encryption,* tablets (includes Microsoft
Surface hybrid), multiple operating systems installed on target computer,
kernel debuggers, *enabled secure boot*, ", etc.

On Mon, Sep 17, 2018 at 9:00 AM Rob Berendt <rob@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I understand that perspective. Like "ListOfInsurancePolicies.doc" or some
such thing. Or the file on my laptop PersonalFinance.xlsx.


Rob Berendt
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From: "Paul Nelson" <nelsonp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "'PC Technical Discussion for IBM i\(AS/400 and iSeries\) Users'"
<pctech@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 09/17/2018 09:54 AM
Subject: Re: [PCTECH] Symantec Drive Encryption
Sent by: "PcTech" <pctech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx>



Target practice has been considered, but the previous employer's PC guy
put
the encryption software on the box. She just wants to know if there is
stuff
on it she should know about, from a widow's perspective.

Paul Nelson
Cell 708-670-6978
Office 409-267-4027
nelsonp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx


-----Original Message-----
From: PcTech [mailto:pctech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Rob Berendt
Sent: Monday, September 17, 2018 8:33 AM
To: PC Technical Discussion for IBM i(AS/400 and iSeries) Users
Subject: Re: [PCTECH] Symantec Drive Encryption

If the husband never shared the password for his disk encryption with her
you may want to consider offering to take the drive to the range and
finalizing it. Not something I'd share with her but maybe there's a
reason he never shared it with her and this could be a sleeping dog you
might want to let lie. Just let her remember the nice things about him.


Rob Berendt
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IBM Certified System Administrator - IBM i 6.1
Group Dekko
Dept 1600
Mail to: 2505 Dekko Drive
Garrett, IN 46738
Ship to: Dock 108
6928N 400E
Kendallville, IN 46755
http://www.dekko.com





From: "Paul Nelson" <nelsonp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "'Midrange Systems Technical Discussion'"
<midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, <pctech@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 09/17/2018 08:09 AM
Subject: [PCTECH] Symantec Drive Encryption
Sent by: "PcTech" <pctech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx>



I've got a weird one here. Last week, a neighbor lady asked me if I could
help with her late husband's laptop.

Her husband formerly worked for a company near here whose facilities were
wiped out last year by Hurricane Harvey. The owner decided to quit doing
business, and laid off all of the employees. He told the employees to keep
their laptops and any other equipment as part of their separation
packages.

The laptops were all Windows 7 boxes, and have a boot up program from
Symantec requiring a Windows password or PGP passphrase. The problem is
that
the neighbor suffered a fatal heart attack last month, and never told his
wife the password.

Symantec is no help, since their customer is out of business, and nobody
knows how to contact their PC guy.

The only thing I've found is a product called Kon Boot, which is delivered
on a thumb drive, and claims to be able to boot from that, allowing access
to the PC, and to enable the user to function as the administrator.

Before I spend the money to purchase this tool, I'm looking for some
feedback from you experts. Is there something else out there? Does Kon
Boot
actually work?

Thanks

Paul Nelson
Cell 708-670-6978
Office 409-267-4027
nelsonp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx



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