Passwording a USB Flash Drive

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by PseUDO, Sep 21, 2005.

  1. PseUDO

    PseUDO Guest

    Iv'e had a look on google for some software to password protect a USB
    drive, cant seem to find anything that is "free", anyone know of
    anything that can help secure a flash drive??

    PseUDO
    PseUDO, Sep 21, 2005
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    shannon Guest

    PseUDO wrote:

    > Iv'e had a look on google for some software to password protect a USB
    > drive, cant seem to find anything that is "free", anyone know of
    > anything that can help secure a flash drive??
    >
    > PseUDO


    http://neocrypt.sourceforge.net/ or maybe a password protected zip archive.
    shannon, Sep 21, 2005
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  3. On Thu, 22 Sep 2005 08:49:55 +1200, PseUDO wrote:

    > Iv'e had a look on google for some software to password protect a USB
    > drive, cant seem to find anything that is "free", anyone know of
    > anything that can help secure a flash drive??
    >
    > PseUDO


    If you're only going to access the data using windows you could have a look
    at TrueCrypt (http://www.truecrypt.org) operating in Traveller Mode.
    John A Fergusion, Sep 21, 2005
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    SNOman Guest

    John A Fergusion wrote:
    > On Thu, 22 Sep 2005 08:49:55 +1200, PseUDO wrote:
    >
    >
    >>Iv'e had a look on google for some software to password protect a USB
    >>drive, cant seem to find anything that is "free", anyone know of
    >>anything that can help secure a flash drive??
    >>
    >>PseUDO

    >
    >
    > If you're only going to access the data using windows you could have a look
    > at TrueCrypt (http://www.truecrypt.org) operating in Traveller Mode.


    2nd truecrypt. Use it on notebooks to encrypt partitions and have set it
    up to stealth auto mount for specific user accounts only
    SNOman, Sep 22, 2005
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    Alan Guest

    "PseUDO" <> wrote in message
    news:WHjYe.13428$...
    >
    > Iv'e had a look on google for some software to password protect a

    USB
    > drive, cant seem to find anything that is "free", anyone know of
    > anything that can help secure a flash drive??
    >
    > PseUDO
    >


    Something like AxCrypt perhaps (this has received a lot of very
    positive comments in side by side reviews such as on PCMech IIRC):

    http://axcrypt.sourceforge.net/

    http://www.pcmech.com/newsletter/viewissue.php?issueid=103&type=text

    HTH,

    Alan.
    Alan, Sep 22, 2005
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  6. PseUDO

    PseUDO Guest

    Alan wrote:
    > "PseUDO" <> wrote in message
    > news:WHjYe.13428$...
    >
    >>Iv'e had a look on google for some software to password protect a

    >
    > USB
    >
    >>drive, cant seem to find anything that is "free", anyone know of
    >>anything that can help secure a flash drive??
    >>
    >>PseUDO
    >>

    >
    >
    > Something like AxCrypt perhaps (this has received a lot of very
    > positive comments in side by side reviews such as on PCMech IIRC):
    >
    > http://axcrypt.sourceforge.net/
    >
    > http://www.pcmech.com/newsletter/viewissue.php?issueid=103&type=text
    >
    > HTH,
    >
    > Alan.
    >
    >

    Thanks everyone, i'll take a look at those websites :)

    PseUDO
    PseUDO, Sep 22, 2005
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    shannon Guest

    PseUDO wrote:


    > Thanks everyone, i'll take a look at those websites :)
    >
    > PseUDO


    Good luck, there is one more contender which is cross platform
    http://www.scherrer.cc/crypt/
    shannon, Sep 22, 2005
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    Alan Guest

    "PseUDO" <> wrote in message
    news:rNmYe.13473$...
    >
    >>
    >> Something like AxCrypt perhaps (this has received a lot of very
    >> positive comments in side by side reviews such as on PCMech IIRC):
    >>
    >> http://axcrypt.sourceforge.net/
    >>

    http://www.pcmech.com/newsletter/viewissue.php?issueid=103&type=text
    >>
    >> HTH,
    >>
    >> Alan.
    >>
    >>

    > Thanks everyone, i'll take a look at those websites :)
    >
    > PseUDO
    >


    This is the HTML version of the PCMech article, with link to the
    source of the review too:

    http://www.pcmech.com/newsletter/viewissue.php?issueid=103&type=html

    HTH,

    Alan.
    Alan, Sep 22, 2005
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    Gordon Guest

    On Thu, 22 Sep 2005 12:31:20 +1200, shannon wrote:

    > Good luck, there is one more contender which is cross platform
    > http://www.scherrer.cc/crypt/


    Web site says windows 2000 and XP. Hardly cross platform eh?
    Gordon, Sep 22, 2005
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  10. In article <11xndpwfwmsrh$.1jhzevbz6rdva$>,
    John A Fergusion <J.Ferguson@127.0.0.1> wrote:

    >On Thu, 22 Sep 2005 08:49:55 +1200, PseUDO wrote:
    >
    >> Iv'e had a look on google for some software to password protect a USB
    >> drive, cant seem to find anything that is "free", anyone know of
    >> anything that can help secure a flash drive??

    >
    >If you're only going to access the data using windows you could have a look
    >at TrueCrypt (http://www.truecrypt.org) operating in Traveller Mode.


    Where do these encryption utilities store the decrypted files? Are they
    securely deleted afterwards?
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Sep 24, 2005
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