View Full Version : security for usb sticks

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?


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.

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

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

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

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


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

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