I only recently decided to implement EFS as a security measure, but during testing with an encrypted file, I found these shortcomings:
- You can copy an encrypted file to a USB drive, then transfer it to another computer, but the file is no longer encrypted. Okay, the USB was exFAT, so maybe that was the problem.
- You can put an encrypted file in a .zip file and transfer it via a USB flash drive to another computer; again, encryption is not retained.
- You can transfer an encrypted file via FTP but the file is no longer encrypted.
what's the point of the encryption if it is so volatile? I thought nobody else was supposed to read an encrypted file without the appropriate security certificate. This isn't happening for me. What am I doing wrong?