One thing it should note that most Linux distros does not encrypt the boot volume

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However, you can configure GRUB to use an encrypted boot partition, and even have detached encryption headers. It does take a bit more work, and you should make sure you know what you are doing. (e.g. losing a detached header basically means your data is all lost)

https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Dm-crypt/Encrypting_an_entire_system#Encrypted_boot_partition_(GRUB)

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I use VeraCrypt over Bitdefender since it doesn’t rely on the TPM.

I don’t have high value items on my laptop, but at least it protects my password manager and credentials.

Is there anything else I should do to harden my laptop?

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Just listing some things that I needed to do for working remotely on a personal device: have an antivirus installed, make sure Windows firewall is enabled, enable automatic updates, screensaver or lockscreen configured for 15 minutes of inactivity, and use a strong password (and a good password manager).

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damn: https://feddit.de/u/ShadowRebel@monero.town, https://feddit.de/u/HappyKitten@lemmy.ml, https://feddit.de/u/SummerBreeze@monero.town, same name style, most posts about that simplifiedprivacy.com website. Every post has three sentences of text before posting the website.

Must at least be the same user, if not (partly) posts by a bot.

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https://www.privacyguides.org/en/encryption/

Covers full disc encryption from operating systems worth reading as well

IMO this seems like common knowledge for the PG community?

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