Using USB stick

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Livewire, Jan 20, 2007.

  1. Livewire

    Livewire Guest

    I am soon going to need to use computers in hotels and, maybe internet
    cafes while I'm on holiday.

    I want to keep stuff on a USB memory stick. Some of it is personal so I
    want to encrypt it, ideally using a free program called Truecrypt.

    Truecrypt is a "portable" program suitable for memory sticks. But it
    requires the user to have administrator access to whatever computer it's
    plugged into.

    Am I likely to have admin access to computer in hotel foyers and internet
    cafes? I suspect not!
    Livewire, Jan 20, 2007
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  2. Livewire

    sittingduck Guest

    Livewire wrote:

    > I want to keep stuff on a USB memory stick. Some of it is personal so I
    > want to encrypt it, ideally using a free program called Truecrypt.
    >
    > Truecrypt is a "portable" program suitable for memory sticks. But it
    > requires the user to have administrator access to whatever computer it's
    > plugged into.


    Learn to use PGP. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pretty_Good_Privacy
    sittingduck, Jan 20, 2007
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  3. Livewire

    old man Guest

    you wont have admin access

    "Livewire" <> wrote in message
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    >
    >
    > I am soon going to need to use computers in hotels and, maybe internet
    > cafes while I'm on holiday.
    >
    > I want to keep stuff on a USB memory stick. Some of it is personal so I
    > want to encrypt it, ideally using a free program called Truecrypt.
    >
    > Truecrypt is a "portable" program suitable for memory sticks. But it
    > requires the user to have administrator access to whatever computer it's
    > plugged into.
    >
    > Am I likely to have admin access to computer in hotel foyers and internet
    > cafes? I suspect not!
    old man, Jan 20, 2007
    #3
  4. Livewire

    doS Guest

    if you had admin access to all those pcs, you would not need the decrypt
    program

    "Livewire" <> wrote in message
    news:1c1z2g3v95yge.ixgtf7rt31qn$...
    >
    >
    > I am soon going to need to use computers in hotels and, maybe internet
    > cafes while I'm on holiday.
    >
    > I want to keep stuff on a USB memory stick. Some of it is personal so I
    > want to encrypt it, ideally using a free program called Truecrypt.
    >
    > Truecrypt is a "portable" program suitable for memory sticks. But it
    > requires the user to have administrator access to whatever computer it's
    > plugged into.
    >
    > Am I likely to have admin access to computer in hotel foyers and internet
    > cafes? I suspect not!
    doS, Jan 20, 2007
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