[SATLUG] Re: USB device encryption

Wayne Walker wwalker at bybent.com
Thu Jan 10 10:34:11 CST 2008


Just install PGP (linux and windows versions) on the USB stick, then use
vim to edit the files.   You can add a few(15) lines to your .vimrc and
it will auto encrypt/decrypt for you.

On Tue, Jan 08, 2008 at 03:33:09PM -0600, John Ziriax wrote:
> The worry is the loss of an unencrypted drive. 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.
> 
> I would like to combine it with some Portable Apps too.
> 
> Ii'll look a PGP later.
> 
> John
> 
> 
> 
> On 1/8/08, John Pappas <j at jvpappas.net> wrote:
> > On Jan 8, 2008 1:53 PM, John Ziriax <ziriax at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > Has anyone come across a solution to encrypting removable devices
> > > while maintaining portability between Linux and Windows?
> >
> >
> > I use TrueCrypt in exactly this way.   I don't encrypt the entire volume,
> > nor do I use hidden containers, but via a .TC file, it works.
> >
> > Truecrypt is the closest solution which I am aware of, but it must be
> > > installed on Windows. Linux too, to be fair.
> >
> >
> >  I cannot interpret from your comment whether it has works for you or not.
> > If not, what functionality/feature is missing to make it a solution for you,
> > or what problem are you having?
> >
> > jp
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