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What software do you use to encrypt your USB Stick?

What software do you use to encrypt your USB Stick?

YmpkerYmpker Member, Provider
edited March 20 in General

Looking for a straightforward/simple to use tool to encrypt my usb stick. Been using VeraCrypt before but it kinda became a pain. Perhaps I should just get one of the SanDisk Secure Access or Kingston Secured Sticks which come with software that does just that?

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  • cassacassa Member, Provider

    What is a USB stick?

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  • layfonlayfon Member

    cassa said: What is a USB stick?

    Flash disk, probably

  • myhkenmyhken Member

    Why did VeraCrypt don't work out?

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  • YmpkerYmpker Member, Provider

    @cassa said: What is a USB stick?

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  • If you don't want to use this stick on windows, you can use luks.

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  • MikeAMikeA Member, Provider
    edited March 20

    I have a Kingston flash drive that comes with hardware encryption.. Works fine for me and it isn't very expensive. Plus it's faster than all of my non-encryption flash drives from other brands.

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  • bsdguybsdguy Member

    @cassa said: What is a USB stick?

    Look at the image provided by Ympker. That is a USB stick, which is an abbr. for "unified sex byte". Look at the lower right black section. There are two holes. That tells the expert that this stick can store 2 bytes.

    There is also the metallic upper part (with some kind of condom to the left) but for that I can't help you; I don't know what that is good for but I have the suspicion that @WSS is behind it and that it serves purposes of unspeakable promiscuity *blush

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  • YmpkerYmpker Member, Provider

    @MikeA said: I have a Kingston flash drive that comes with hardware encryption.. Works fine for me and it isn't very expensive. Plus it's faster than all of my non-encryption flash drives from other brands.

    Seems like a solid choice^^ I only need a few GBs. 32GB or so will be fine :)

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  • MikeAMikeA Member, Provider

    @Ympker said:

    @MikeA said: I have a Kingston flash drive that comes with hardware encryption.. Works fine for me and it isn't very expensive. Plus it's faster than all of my non-encryption flash drives from other brands.

    Seems like a solid choice^^ I only need a few GBs. 32GB or so will be fine :)

    This is the specific one I have if you're interested - https://www.amazon.com/Kingston-16GB-Traveler-Automatic-DTLPG3/dp/B00HQC8WSM

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  • YmpkerYmpker Member, Provider

    @MikeA said:

    @Ympker said:

    @MikeA said: I have a Kingston flash drive that comes with hardware encryption.. Works fine for me and it isn't very expensive. Plus it's faster than all of my non-encryption flash drives from other brands.

    Seems like a solid choice^^ I only need a few GBs. 32GB or so will be fine :)

    This is the specific one I have if you're interested - https://www.amazon.com/Kingston-16GB-Traveler-Automatic-DTLPG3/dp/B00HQC8WSM

    Thanks mate :)

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  • SomeoneSomeone Member

    Got myself an hardware encrypted disk as well... https://istorage-uk.com/product/diskashur/

    Using it for high sensitive stuff like school marks, tests and projects, documents and similar. Can highly suggest it! :)

    (Also got QubesOS on a partition on it... love it.)

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  • Anything that needs to be encrypted would probably be done using OpenSSL for me.

  • noamannoaman Member

    @Ympker said: Looking for a straightforward/simple to use tool to encrypt my usb stick. Been using VeraCrypt before but it kinda became a pain. Perhaps I should just get one of the SanDisk Secure Access or Kingston Secured Sticks which come with software that does just that?

    Why dont you simply encrypt is using the winrar or any other folder encryption method?

    That Being Said

    If I were you

    I would simply make my usb bootable (any linux image approx 500mb -1000mb) and then encrypt it and carry it around with me :-)

  • YmpkerYmpker Member, Provider
    edited March 20

    @noaman said:

    @Ympker said: Looking for a straightforward/simple to use tool to encrypt my usb stick. Been using VeraCrypt before but it kinda became a pain. Perhaps I should just get one of the SanDisk Secure Access or Kingston Secured Sticks which come with software that does just that?

    Why dont you simply encrypt is using the winrar or any other folder encryption method?

    That Being Said

    If I were you

    I would simply make my usb bootable (any linux image approx 500mb -1000mb) and then encrypt it and carry it around with me :-)

    Wouldn't that (Linux Live OS) require each and every PC I use to have the option to choose to Boot from USB? I cant do that at e.g. the Uni PCs..

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  • raindog308raindog308 Moderator

    I use TrueCrypt...should switch to VeraCrypt...and partition encryption. You pick up my thumbdrive (er pendrive er stick) and it's apparently random unformatted garbage.

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  • williewillie Member

    I'd be skeptical of "hardware encrypted" usb sticks. Ironkey was the only one that was serious, and it's changed ownership a few times since then, so who knows.

    As a Linux user I just use cryptsetup/LUKS which is possibly not ideal, but there's good support for it.

    Hardware encrypted disks usually use AES ECB mode which leaks information in well known ways. Modern laptops are fast enough to use software encryption without slowing down transfers too much for things like USB sticks. So I'd use software.

  • bsdguybsdguy Member

    I do not at all encrypt usb sticks. usb stick should be considered insecure due to diverse problems.

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  • frkfrk Member

    I use Veracrypt to put sensitive information in containers before moving them around.

  • defaultdefault Member

    Why encrypt an usb stick? It's meant to be portable and simple. Just keep it safe or hidden in a secret pocket if your life depends on it.

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  • bsdguybsdguy Member

    @default said: Why encrypt an usb stick? It's meant to be portable and simple. Just keep it safe or hidden in a secret pocket if your life depends on it.

    If your life depends on it and if a usb stick is the only available option then you should encrypt the relevant data, preferably on a different and reasonably secure device, and transfer those encrypted data to the usb stick.

    In reality, however, the true reason to choose a usb stick is pretty much always "oh, they are so handy".

    That said, truecrypt is probably a modestly reasonable choice for the OP. It has been checked by professionals and there seem to have been at least no major flaws.

    My favourite prime number is 42. - In memory of WSS: "Our house. In the middle of our street. That's madness! Madness, I tell you!"

  • Honestly, encryption wise if you want cross platform you should look towards using BitLocker with a long key. You can use Bitlocker to Go on Fedora (and most other linux distros): http://grimhacker.com/2016/01/22/using-bitlocker-to-go-on-fedora-23-dislocker/

    Personally I use linux as my daily driver, everything is Luks encrypted, I have a couple of USB pens between 16 and 64gb that are BitLocker encrypted.

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  • YmpkerYmpker Member, Provider

    Ended up using veracrypt..once again xD

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