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Nomad
18-03-2011, 11:52 AM
Hi, in case I lose mine, can someone advise any security software that I can use? It needs to work in restricted computers, ie., computers not mine etc ..

Also, applying the same receipe to portable hard drives are they still applicable or not practical enough with the many GBs?



Cheers.

PinoyKiw
18-03-2011, 01:21 PM
So, you are looking for something that needs a password maybe so that if you were to lose your USB stick, I wouldn't be able to view your documents, porn, music, bank statements etc..........?

You could encrypt the whole stick with something like TrueCrypt if that is the direction you want to go.

Or are you looking at this from another angle.

Chilling_Silence
18-03-2011, 02:07 PM
Yes, TrueCrypt is FTW.

You could have the first partition that's like 20MB, JUST for TrueCrypt. Then, have a hidden partition that's TrueCrypt encrypted!

I wouldn't use anything *but* TrueCrypt personally, for that kind of thing. It's amazingly awesome!! :D

Nomad
18-03-2011, 02:40 PM
Would Truecrypt be able to access this on a restricted login account? Like cafes, hotels, school etc?

Renegade
18-03-2011, 02:49 PM
It can be run portable. http://www.truecrypt.org/docs/?s=truecrypt-portable, so unless executables are blocked it will do the job

Chilling_Silence
18-03-2011, 02:49 PM
Yes, by and large it's fine

http://www.brighthub.com/computing/smb-security/articles/33712.aspx?p=2

PinoyKiw
18-03-2011, 03:51 PM
TrueCrypt has a portable version.


Chilling has just said then same..........