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USB Stick Locking Security Software?

Discussion in 'Storage' started by firehawk, Nov 20, 2013.

  1. firehawk

    firehawk New Member

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    Hi,

    I have a USB stick with all my private/work data on it and I need some software to lock it down so if I lose it no-one can access it.

    TrueCrypt is no good as i use the USB stick on different PC's.

    Basically when I plug it into a machine it needs to ask for a password before you can view the data on it....

    Is there anything out there that can do this?

    Thanks in advance :)
     
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    firehawk New Member

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    Thanks, I have tried google but found nothing good, probably have to buy an encrypted FD
     
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    newtekie1 Semi-Retired Folder

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    I just put anything I want private in an encrypted Zip file using 7-zip.

    That way, even if you use a computer without 7-zip, Windows can still open the file, but it will ask you for a password before it lets you read any of the files. Plus this lets me keep things unencrypted like malware cleaning tools and stuff that doesn't need to be encrypted.
     
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    If the PCs you are using the USB stick are all Windows based, I would look at using Bitlocker (built into Windows). The encrypted USB stick can be read on all modern Windows PCs as long as you have your password.

    I was just playing with it last week and it looks like it would do a decent job at keeping the average joe out of your data should a drive be lost.
     
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    Truecrypt software can be installed to the memory stick, then you run it from the memory stick and mount the encrypted file from the memory stick. We set up senior management with encrypted memory sticks with truecrypt for continuity plans in case the place burns down. TrueCrypt can do what youre asking, if you simply install/copy truecrypt to the device.
     

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