[SATLUG] Re: USB device encryption

John Pappas j at jvpappas.net
Tue Jan 8 16:40:11 CST 2008


On Jan 8, 2008 3:33 PM, John Ziriax <ziriax at gmail.com> wrote:

> The worry is the loss of an unencrypted drive.


Sure


> The problem is to be able to read the drive in any computer you choose.
> The limitation appears to be that a privileged account is required on
> each computer for an initial install. So public computers would be
> out.


Yep.  Interesting problem.

I would like to combine it with some Portable Apps too.


If you are talking PortableApps.com, you really don't need Cross Platform,
as those are windows only apps.  In which case, Toucan on
PortableApps.commay fit the bill.


> Ii'll look a PGP later.


AFAIK, if you use gnuPGP in a cross-platform implementation, you have to
decrypt the data to use it, and that decryption will be to some temp
storage, would could compromise your security concerns.

jp


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