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Flash Drive Encryption Software 1576

Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,448 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Flash Drive Encryption Software
« on: January 15, 2008, 12:42:45 AM »
Any recommendations?  I have a 1g Sandisk Cruizer micro vault, and while I don;t have anything really important on it, I would like to encrypt it because I'm a very private and paranoid individual.

If possible, I'd like something password protected, but offers my contact info in hopes that if I lose it someone will be able to return it to me.  I have a label on it with my phone number, but even so it would be nice to have a software option as well.

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,271
Re: Flash Drive Encryption Software
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2008, 09:29:56 AM »
this one is free, open source and many like it; http://www.truecrypt.org/
check the reviews.

Hero Member Posts: 967
Re: Flash Drive Encryption Software
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2008, 06:02:07 PM »
The San Disk Cruizer Vaults have encrypted software on them dont they?

Anyway, I have a Cruizer but I got fed up after day one of that bloody great big popup Task organizer crap that pops up when you insert the stick. Its like something Symantec would do. I just wiped mine fully clean so haven't got any of San Disks software on it now. I don't actually encrypt mine because I use it on average every 10mins at work (no joke) so that isnt an option for me. But when I used to take mine college I used Steganos Safe. However, I now just use what WhichDawg suggested, TrueCrypt. Dead easy to use, I have it setup on my PC and have never had any trouble.

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 6,568
Re: Flash Drive Encryption Software
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2008, 06:10:13 PM »
Def, I have that same one!

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,448 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Flash Drive Encryption Software
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2008, 07:26:04 PM »
I erased the Sandisk encryption stuff too- I think I copied it somewhere else first, but I'm pretty sure I didn't use it because I didn't care for it.  I like their hardware but I've never been a fan of their software!

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
Sr. Member Posts: 289
Re: Flash Drive Encryption Software
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2008, 07:32:37 PM »
The San Disk Cruizer Vaults have encrypted software on them dont they?

Anyway, I have a Cruizer but I got fed up after day one of that bloody great big popup Task organizer crap that pops up when you insert the stick. Its like something Symantec would do. I just wiped mine fully clean so haven't got any of San Disks software on it now. I don't actually encrypt mine because I use it on average every 10mins at work (no joke) so that isnt an option for me. But when I used to take mine college I used Steganos Safe. However, I now just use what WhichDawg suggested, TrueCrypt. Dead easy to use, I have it setup on my PC and have never had any trouble.
We have a lecturer on my course with that software on his flash drive aswell and every time he arrives in the hall and inserts it into the projector pc to get his slides we have to listen to him cursing it for 5 minutes while that software starts ;)

I love portableapps on my keyring:

http://portableapps.com/

Plus the portable Firefox on it lets me get around all the annoying blacklist filters they put on the pcs in the college.
Hero Member Posts: 967
Re: Flash Drive Encryption Software
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2008, 07:56:23 PM »
The San Disk Cruizer Vaults have encrypted software on them dont they?

Anyway, I have a Cruizer but I got fed up after day one of that bloody great big popup Task organizer crap that pops up when you insert the stick. Its like something Symantec would do. I just wiped mine fully clean so haven't got any of San Disks software on it now. I don't actually encrypt mine because I use it on average every 10mins at work (no joke) so that isnt an option for me. But when I used to take mine college I used Steganos Safe. However, I now just use what WhichDawg suggested, TrueCrypt. Dead easy to use, I have it setup on my PC and have never had any trouble.
We have a lecturer on my course with that software on his flash drive aswell and every time he arrives in the hall and inserts it into the projector pc to get his slides we have to listen to him cursing it for 5 minutes while that software starts ;)

I love portableapps on my keyring:

http://portableapps.com/

Plus the portable Firefox on it lets me get around all the annoying blacklist filters they put on the pcs in the college.


Lol, it really does get annoying, I feel for your lecturer. Its funny how nobody has told him he can get rid of it :D.

Yeah portableapps.com is a good site isn't it. Nice to see your using the Firefox Portable :)

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No Life Club Posts: 4,532 Hello...is this thing on?
Re: Flash Drive Encryption Software
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2008, 08:11:08 PM »
The San Disk Cruizer Vaults have encrypted software on them dont they?

Anyway, I have a Cruizer but I got fed up after day one of that bloody great big popup Task organizer crap that pops up when you insert the stick. Its like something Symantec would do. I just wiped mine fully clean so haven't got any of San Disks software on it now. I don't actually encrypt mine because I use it on average every 10mins at work (no joke) so that isnt an option for me. But when I used to take mine college I used Steganos Safe. However, I now just use what WhichDawg suggested, TrueCrypt. Dead easy to use, I have it setup on my PC and have never had any trouble.
We have a lecturer on my course with that software on his flash drive aswell and every time he arrives in the hall and inserts it into the projector pc to get his slides we have to listen to him cursing it for 5 minutes while that software starts ;)

I love portableapps on my keyring:

http://portableapps.com/

Plus the portable Firefox on it lets me get around all the annoying blacklist filters they put on the pcs in the college.


Portableapps is awesome! I have basically the same functionality of my main computer on any computer just plug in my hard drive and away i go. Brilliant bit of coding that.

Roadie

Life is like a sandwich...the older it gets the crustier it becomes!
Sr. Member Posts: 413 I do Exist!!!!
Re: Flash Drive Encryption Software
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2008, 08:32:29 PM »
Take a look at this site:

http://www.portablefreeware.com

Carlos

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Newbie Posts: 34 What just happened?
Re: Flash Drive Encryption Software
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2008, 08:15:40 PM »
Portableapps? On OS X pretty much everything is portable :P

I just use BitClamp to encode individual (sensitive) files (so I'm not waiting around for 3+GB to be encrypted). It was designed for OS X, but I believe there is/will soon be a Windows version. If not I'm sure there are many others that do the same thing (there are at least five on OS X so there must be 20+ for Windows).

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Sr. Member Posts: 289
Re: Flash Drive Encryption Software
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2008, 03:58:03 PM »
Portableapps? On OS X pretty much everything is portable :P
Why would you want to bring them anywhere though? Its not like you're going to walk into an internet cafe or library or office and find a Mac :D

 

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