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CALI SHOT DOC
12-04-2010, 8:05 PM
I have cataloged all my firearms and other important valuables/documents on a memory stick that i keep in a safe but i want to password protect it so if it does get stolen or left out and someone tries to access it they cant? Anyone know how to do this? Is a better word Encrypt?

AAShooter
12-04-2010, 8:15 PM
http://www.truecrypt.org/

armygunsmith
12-04-2010, 8:40 PM
Truecrypt. You can't go wrong with that.

QuarterBoreGunner
12-04-2010, 8:45 PM
Trurecrypt is awesome.

An alternative is IronKey (https://www.ironkey.com/). .mil and .gov hardware and software hardened.

NSR500
12-04-2010, 8:51 PM
Truecrypt FTW.

sfwdiy
12-04-2010, 9:14 PM
Another vote for truecrypt here. It's easy, it's free and it's secure.

--B

AAShooter
12-04-2010, 9:15 PM
I am seeing a trend . . . :rofl2:

Casual_Shooter
12-04-2010, 9:57 PM
If you happen to be on a mac, what I recently did was partition a thumb drive into two partitions. One was password protected and the other was not. On the password protected portion (majority of space), I put my "stuff". On the non-protected partition, I put a small text file that says "reward if found" and has my contact information (limited of course).

AAShooter
12-05-2010, 6:24 AM
If you happen to be on a mac, what I recently did was partition a thumb drive into two partitions. One was password protected and the other was not. On the password protected portion (majority of space), I put my "stuff". On the non-protected partition, I put a small text file that says "reward if found" and has my contact information (limited of course).

Good idea.

FastFinger
12-05-2010, 6:08 PM
Not a big deal, but if you have a a truecrypt file stored on a removable device, and you want to access it while on someone else's computer, you will need administrator privileges on that computer, unless truecrypt has already been installed on the system. Other than that it's a great program. You can even truecrypt an entire laptop drive - why companies and gov agencies don't require that on all laptops with sensitive data is beyond me.

Another note - there is no "backdoor" or any other way to access a file should you forget the password. Might as well reformat the drive if that happens.

Smokeybehr
12-05-2010, 8:52 PM
Let me be one of the lone dissenting voices, and recommend something different: http://www.corsair.com/products/padlock2/default.aspx

engi
12-05-2010, 9:58 PM
I have cataloged all my firearms and other important valuables/documents on a memory stick that i keep in a safe but i want to password protect it so if it does get stolen or left out and someone tries to access it they cant? Anyone know how to do this? Is a better word Encrypt?

try USB Safeguard (http://usbsafeguard.altervista.org/)