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Worried about losing your USB Flash Drive?

18 November 2008  |  5202 views  |  2

Worried about losing your USB Flash Drive?

It seems everyone these days are carrying around USB flash drives, see my blog article here on buying a drive

http://tonycossey.blogspot.com/2008/08/usb-flash-drives.html

Thus everyone now store lots of sensitive information on the drives in their pocket, which is dangerous if you lose the drive......Unless you are lucky enough to afford the fantastic military grade encryption IRONKEY, a bit like the VERTU of the flash drive industry......Well you can protect yourself using this free software which makes any drive a little like the IRONKEY

TRUECRYPT
http://www.truecrypt.org/

Truecrypt installs on the Microsoft Windows family, Mac OSX and Linux..........it even can create a encrypted portion of your computer hard disk to store sensitive information on, this makes the files within the drive virtually impossible to recover.

You can encrypt a blank USB drive and then only mount the drive with  your own password, thus if you lose the usb device nobody else can use it.......it even supports a wide range of high grade encryption algorithms.......

The software makes it childs play to manage.....

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Peter Roberts
Peter Roberts - UCL - London | 18 November, 2008, 12:21

That does look pretty good, like something out of Spooks. It'd be a terrible shame if you forgot the password....

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A Finextra member | 21 November, 2008, 00:34

I fear such devices are unusable even for the spooks. The US military has banned all removable storage devices, USB's, cameras, CDs, etc. They are having a problem with a worm rapidly spreading through their networks.

Such items will probably be permanently banned.

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