Password a USB drive

#1
Have made the move to a mac book, to combat the lack of memory in comparison to a PC I have bought 3 128GB USB3 sticks.

Because there is sensitive data on them and because I can be a forgetful cock I need to password them.

Its also clear from my posts in this forum that I am a computer spastic, can anyone please help?
 
#2
The police will be able to get through your password fairly easily. It is also now an offence to fail to give them a password to a computer etc when requested. Hide them up your hoop instead, and hope you don't get tugged for drugs.
 
#3
I'm not protecting them from the police, they are on the payroll.

Oddly enought they are dull client files, nothing to do with shagging jam jars full of pony entrails.
 
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#8
Have made the move to a mac book, to combat the lack of memory in comparison to a PC I have bought 3 128GB USB3 sticks.

Because there is sensitive data on them and because I can be a forgetful cock I need to password them.

Its also clear from my posts in this forum that I am a computer spastic, can anyone please help?
Trucrypt
 
#9
Use winzip or any archive software you can put a password on the zip file making it impossible to crack
Have they fixed that "feature" in Win7 that stopped you password protecting zip files yet?

The reason I now use 7zip.

7-Zip
 
#11

Does Trucrypt act on the USB drive alone, or does it require a component on the host PC?

I ask, because I tried using the datavault-type programme that comes on SanDisk USB drives and a couple of other makes - and the problem was that you couldn't use the USB on a second PC. These programmes also seem to be useless at drag-and-drop or even just reading and accessing files via windows explorer - which are advertised functions.
 
#14
Does Trucrypt act on the USB drive alone, or does it require a component on the host PC?

I ask, because I tried using the datavault-type programme that comes on SanDisk USB drives and a couple of other makes - and the problem was that you couldn't use the USB on a second PC. These programmes also seem to be useless at drag-and-drop or even just reading and accessing files via windows explorer - which are advertised functions.
There is a portable option. I use the normal installation and read encrypted stuff between Mac and PC with no issues.

I've found the better option is to encrypt the whole partition, then once mounted it behaves as a normal drive; there are issues with sharing the drive over the network

Just seen GoodCO's post ... what he said
 
#15
If it's not sensitive info... consider copy & paste into a google document then uploading them to your gmail account, store them on your google drive.

I've had two usb's go tits up, luckily they were backups and not the primary storage device.

Google drive means you can have access to your docs from wherever you have internet access and don't have to worry about anyone having access to the info they contain, if they get lost or stolen.
 
#16
Google drive means you can have access to your docs from wherever you have internet access
We're not going to start this again are we?

Any info that is important should be stored in at least two places, so saying you've had 2 usb drives die doesn't really mean anything, hard drives, SSD etc can all fail as well
 
#17
#18
Use winzip or any archive software you can put a password on the zip file making it impossible to crack
Anyone who says anything is impossible to crack knows nothing about security ;)
 
#19
And don't forget the golden rule. NEVER, EVER, take your PC to PC World, it'll end in tears.
 
#20
I cannot understand why no one is offering USB protection software, surely there is a huge market for it. It's not like I have sensitive (pretentious) work files or anything on mine, unless you consider a huge stash of porn classified information. It's all part of my retirement plan, I reckon that by the time I retire, high speed internet will either

a) cost 900 quid a month, so I will have to cancel my subscription, or

b) be controlled by nefarious government agencies who will (try to) regulate the porn industry to
nothing more than Victorian era titillation and blurry photographs.

Or much worse

c) my stash will be discovered and confiscated / burnt by the wife.

Incidentally, I'm willing to sell (16g) USB sticks to perverted individuals. All featured models are over the age of 18 btw and all sticks only contain what most enthusiasts would consider "normal" porn.

And there is a huge discount for active Service members, but not Navy (it ain't THAT kind of porn :)







sent by Andy Droid probably because I am either screwing the dog at work or my wife has the laptop.
 

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