Looking for some help/reassuring really.
About 6 months ago i used the Installing a safer operating system guide by Patrick, part of which requires installing whonix.
When installing, I opted for the installing it on the internal hard drive of the laptop, and using an encrypted USB stick as a ‘key’ to start the while system up.
My question is this:
If the laptop belonged to my workplace, and I returned it WITHOUT the usb stick, would the I.T department be able to access any of the information on the hard drive?
I also had the BIOS password protected, but I’ve been called in regarding the laptop on Monday morning, and fair to say, I’m shitting myself. I had kali linux, and a whole other range of ‘penetration tools’, as well as viruses and guides etc etc.