Here's the scenario:
I have an external harddrive encrypted with bitlocker. I disconnect that drive from the PC that encrypted it, and connect it to a different PC.
Surprisingly, when I do this, all that is required to unlock the drive is a password. I figured I would need the recovery key.
I was under the impression that passwords in bitlocker are not used to unlock the drive, but rather sent to the TPM, which then returns the (long) decryption key. Is that not how it works with external harddrives?
My password is fairly good, but if it was a regular, lets say 8 digit password wouldn't that make the drive easy to crack by brute force?