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  • Password Protecting USB External Hard Disk

    Hi,

    i have a maxtor 500gb external usb hard disk. Does anybody know of any free programs that allow you to put a passord on it so the password has to be entered when the hard disk is connected to the computer before you can access the drive??

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    What i normally do when i want to achive something like that is use... PGPDisk.
    Look for the old hacked version which was freeware.

    - Basically it will make a flat file (any size you want).
    - This file is made on the drive.
    - When you want to access the content you mount the drive with the software.
    - Its encrypted with pgp.

    There might be better options... ive never really looked too hard.

    I find this useful also for work places that might like to snoop at your personal files.
    Comboing this with linux will usually ensure your hidden mp3s are safe at work

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    • #3
      i have some software that camw with my verbatium usb memory stick.
      with it you can create a password protected directory.
      i do not know if it will work on an external drive or not.
      its only a few meg long. i can send it to you if you wish.

      ther then that this may help
      http://www.wincry.com/http://freezip.cjb.net/freeware/
      dsCrypt is AES/Rijndael file encryption software with simple, multi-file, drag-and-drop operations. It features optimal implementation, performance and safety measures. dsCrypt uses an advanced encryption algorithm and offers unique options for enhanced security.
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      • #4
        http://www.truecrypt.org/


        T r u e C r y p t
        Free open-source disk encryption software for Windows Vista/XP/2000 and Linux
        Main Features:

        * Creates a virtual encrypted disk within a file and mounts it as a real disk.

        * Encrypts an entire hard disk partition or a storage device such as USB flash drive.

        * Encryption is automatic, real-time (on-the-fly) and transparent.

        * Provides two levels of plausible deniability, in case an adversary forces you to reveal the password:

        1) Hidden volume (steganography – more information may be found here).

        2) No TrueCrypt volume can be identified (volumes cannot be distinguished from random data).

        * Encryption algorithms: AES-256, Serpent, and Twofish. Mode of operation: LRW.
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