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How to Password protect my USB stick?

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How to Password protect my USB stick?
« on: December 14, 2015, 10:05 AM »
I m always carrying in my wallet a USB stick with some personal data (Official papers etc)
Can you please suggest any good program to password protect my USB stick data, so it will be inaccessible from others in case I lost it?

I tried native windows Bitlocker. Its not bad, but I m looking for something better.
Thanks...
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Re: How to Password protect my USB stick?
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2015, 09:47 PM »
Currently, i am using the Gilisoft USB stick encryption...one thing i like about this is that it do not install anything when you are opening it to another computer. :)  But the sotware requires you to format your USB into NTFS format so be careful and back-up your files first. :)
« Last Edit: December 14, 2015, 09:53 PM by wallofasgard »

Re: How to Password protect my USB stick?
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2015, 07:45 AM »
Unless you encrypt and password protect your important files its safe otherwise those unencrypted files are readily accessed using Linux sice windows permissions doesn't apply to linux. If you've some official files, do create an password protected archive using AES and you're good to go, even linux cannot open it w/o a valid password.