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Need to secure your documents on your USB drive?

Postby insanehippie » Wed Sep 06, 2006 9:27 pm

Free On the Fly Encryption for Windows
http://www.freeotfe.org/

You can install this on a USB drive in Windows (also works on Linux when mounted as a loopback device with the right decrypt code) to put all of your documents and keep them from getting in the wrong hands.

USB Drives are so small and have so much capacity, it would be a shame to lose the drive AND your data.

If you have an encrypted USB drive and you lose the drive, at least someone else won't gain access to you files.

Best Buy and other companies have USB Drives labeled as "U3" which allows for a very simple password protection, tho don't bet your life on it, tho it's good for 95% of uses. But those U3 USB drives are not accessable in Linux (I've tried)

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Free OTFE rocks!

Postby insanehippie » Fri Sep 08, 2006 1:55 am

I have installed Free OTFE on my USB drives, it totally works and works seamlessly.

Just don't lose your password cuz you'll be SOL. If you really want to confuse people if they find your usb drive, put one encrypted drive (with a very hard password) inside of another encrypted file system (with a normal strength password)

It'll definately confuse anyone that ever gets your usb drive.

And if you want to securely (your favorites, bookmarks etc won't be visible) browse the internet install Maxthon Browser which is made from MS Internet Explorer and I think it works much better than Firefox and isn't bloated like Firefox is getting.

www.maxthon.com

There are also ways to encrypt an entire partition on Windows with Free OTFE, tho you shouldn't automate the password entry.

This is especially useful if you have a laptop. If you lose your laptop, you shouldn't have to worry about your data.

FreeOTFE totally rocks and I completely endorse it!

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