[SATLUG] Re: USB device encryption

Brinkley Harrell jbharrell at fusemeister.com
Thu Jan 10 19:41:37 CST 2008


Wayne Walker wrote:
> 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?
>>>       

TrueCrypt works fine on Windows with or without a an admin account. You 
do have to be admin to mount the encrypted drive on Linux in some cases.

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