I've heard the saying: "The only secure computer is one that is disconnected from the network". I'm curious in which cases this applies to dual boot setups.
Let's say I've got a laptop with 2 partitions.
- Partition 1 runs Win 8, is connected to the internet, users install programs, etc.
- Partition 2 also runs Win 8, but with the networking software disabled or uninstalled. The files on Partition 2 are encrypted.
Users alternate between logging into Partition 1 and 2 (as admins). When a user logs into Partition 2, they temporarily decrypt the files.
Assuming the login for Partition 2 is kept secret, is there any way the data on Partition 2 can be accessed, either by malware or a person who manages to log into Partition 1?