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USB / Removable Drive Protection

Discussion in 'Computer Peripherals & Consumables' started by ACE1987, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. ACE1987

    ACE1987 Member

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    Hi

    Does anyone know of a free/cheap way to password protect/encrypt the data sorted on my USB drive.

    Also I will be using my pen mainly in internet cafe's and have heard there are programmes that can be executed from a removable drive which will remove any trace of me / my data on the computer.

    Any help much appreciated.

    Richard
  2. vsmora

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    If you're using the apps from the PC it will be tricky to make sure you remove all traces from the local temp/caches. Consider running your own apps directly from the USB drive. That way you can configure them to only ever store things to your drive not the HDD.
    See PortableApps.com - Portable software for USB drives
  3. MarkE19

    MarkE19 Moderator

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    I've not used it, but TrueCrypt should do what you want.

    Mark.

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