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    Where r the computer geeks at?

    Ok so this might be a stupid question and I might not even understand the answer but here goes....

    So I read a bunch of forums...and on some there is a bunch of doomsday preppers and the like....a lot of them keep their personal info on a flash drive...seems like a good idea I guess. But how do u keep it from getting into the wrong hands.....can u put some type of passwords on a file so others can't see it....if u did loose it couldn't someone eventually open the files?....I know it's a weird question but I figured I'd ask.....I don't feel like asking on the other forums...I'm not a contributing member I just read them occasionally....ryan


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    USB flash drives can be encrypted. I suppose the NSA might be able to break the encryption, but ...
    “Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge.”

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    How do u encrypt a flash drive....so I guess once it's encrypted the average joe ain't gonna be able to look at the information? How do u view it....is there a password, special handshake?


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    Many flash drives come with encryption software, but there are lots of alternatives.

    http://www.esecurityplanet.com/views...lash-Drive.htm

    Your operating system may have encryption utilities built in. OS X has File Vault, which can be used on an external drive.
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    Ummm, yeah. What Rick said....

    Sometimes I wonder what Rick DOESN'T know.
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    i use truecrypt. pretty handy

    http://www.truecrypt.org

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    Iron key drives can be set to 'Self-destruct' whereby they'll erase the data and encryption keys after 10 failed attempts. The enterprise ones also allow for extra features like geo location of use and remote erase.

    True crypt is interestingly currently being reviewed for security after a crowd sourced fund paid for it to be fully tested.

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    geeks won't use flash drives. That's sooo 200x
    Nowadays geeks would use clouds + client side encryption tools. Check out something like https://www.cloudfogger.com or https://www.boxcryptor.com

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    The device that you plug into still has your info and if online then so does everyone else, or at least they could. Nothing is secret, there's just levels of difficulty in obtaining the info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icanhaschzbrgr View Post
    geeks won't use flash drives. That's sooo 200x
    Nowadays geeks would use clouds + client side encryption tools. Check out something like https://www.cloudfogger.com or https://www.boxcryptor.com
    That works until the internet doesn't.
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