BIOS Security | BIOS Password And Encryption

 

BIOS (Basic Input Output System) has various built-in security options to secure the system such are the following ways are as follows:

1. BIOS Password


Basically, BIOS work is to see all the hardware are working properly or not and to load OS (Operating System). So If you want to secure the OS you can set BIOS password. BIOS password means a password will help you to set a password to your OS to make the system more secure. 

To set password go into the BIOS, You have to enter into BIOS by applying BIOS command i.e.(DEL, f12 or F10, etc). As you entered go to the security option there you will find the Set User password, now set the password as per your wants to when the next time system boot-ups it will ask for the password to load OS.

2.Supervisor Password



Supervisor password is a password set for the BIOS. This password helps to keep BIOS setting securely and safe from the hackers. So if anybody wants to make changes in BIOS now they need the password to enter into BIOS.

So these are some built-in BIOS features that will help to securely boot -up the system.

Full Disk Encryption 


Nowdays the best way to secure the data is to full disk encryption this means all the data and OS is encrypted, If you want to use the data or to bot the OS it will become difficult. Nowadays there is some software that helps to keep the data encrypted such as McAfee and also by using the Windows BitLocker.

And also for encryption, there is a TPM ( Trusted Platform Module )  in-built feature in the motherboard or there is a slot to insert the encryption device.