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    hi,

    I have 2 question:

    one: is this forum alive or not?
    two: I would like to password protect my data on my USB stick. What kind of program can i use?

    thx

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    https://sourceforge.net/projects/veracrypt/

    Assuming you use Windows Pro, BitLocker would also be an option.

  3. Internet, Programming and Graphics   -   #3
    Quote Originally Posted by ProMarksVac View Post
    one: is this forum alive or not?
    No, we're all bots from the RIAA

    two: I would like to password protect my data on my USB stick. What kind of program can i use?
    Quote Originally Posted by Caballero View Post
    https://sourceforge.net/projects/veracrypt/

    Assuming you use Windows Pro, BitLocker would also be an option.
    VeraCrypt is very good, although DiskCryptor is faster on computers that don't support hardware-accelerated encryption.

    I would advice against using BitLocker on the basis that it's proprietary and has not been audited, therefore who knows what backdoors are lying inside. Then again, the exact same applies to Windows itself, so that may be a moot point.
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    BitLocker is a good option

  5. Internet, Programming and Graphics   -   #5
    One more thing: if you're going to encrypt a USB stick, you should do so from day zero due to how Flash memory works. Unencrypted chunks may remain for a long time even if apparently overwritten. Same applies to solid-state drives (well, USB sticks are technically SSDs).

    Also, hardware full disk encryption cannot be trusted since there's no way to verify it does what it's supposed to (one vendor promising AES-128 was caught actually using a trivially-broken XOR cipher). Hardware accelerated encryption is fine.
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  6. Internet, Programming and Graphics   -   #6
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    Thanks for your advice. I did not know about this before.

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