So, after reading through the dialog from one the EFS Windows--after encrypting certain files on my system--I ran into a possible complication.
If I'm not mistaken, the encrypted file or folders are only inaccessible to other users. In this case, I mean being able to read or open these items.
What if, however, someone manages to gain access to my account?
Wouldn't they then have access to these so-called encrypted files and folders?
How does that work at all? I would have thought that they'd implement it like they do for MS Office documents, but I've never been prompted for a password in this case. I can open all "encrypted" files by just double clicking.
So, I guess what I'm wondering is: is this enough?
Should I just use MS Word to encrypt my files? At least this application uses a password to read the file. Does it matter at all?
...someone manages to gain access to my account?- That is not something EFS can protect against. Its used to protect and potentially recover files using certificates. Regardless of file permissions.