My laptop has been stolen and it contained highly sensitive data. I did have a password that was required to login, but I am unsure if my data is safe. (at this point the data is more valuable than the laptop, so it's a big concern for me)
I remember Ubuntu having an option to encrypt the home folder on installation, but I don't remember if I picked it or not. What is the default (10.04) ? Also was there a way for me to tell during usage or is it completely transparent?