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Old 10-22-2004, 03:07 PM   #1
bleargh
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USB memory stick password protected under linux and windows?


I bought a USB memory stick not too long ago, and have been using it to transfer files around between several XP machines. I would really like to be able to read it in Linux, too.

I am currently using the windows password protection software included with it, which is pretty poor, but it works. It makes the unprotected region visible when I am "logged out" and then the same drive becomes the protected version when I am "logged in". Blech.

What I would really like is something I can use on both linux and windows, where the protected and unprotected regions can be accessed at the same time. Maybe using some sort of file encryption on top of the FAT file system? Like password-protected zip files? (but not actually password-protected zip files. that would be a pain in the butt.) Any suggestions?
 
Old 10-22-2004, 04:43 PM   #2
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well u would need it (memory stick) 2 b in fat format, cuz its not recommended(yet) 2 write 2 a ntfs drirve. Then look around for encryption sofftware compatible w/ linux and windows
 
Old 10-22-2004, 04:50 PM   #3
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It is in FAT already. I think they all are. I have searched. I can't find anything that seems useable. But maybe I don't know what I'm looking for. That's why I asked here...

For instance, here are a few:

http://www.stack.nl/~galactus/remail...diskcrypt.html

but they are all either windows-only or linux-only.

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Old 10-25-2004, 09:16 AM   #4
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Looks like my choices are:

http://www.freeotfe.org/ - lots of warnings that it is beta

http://www.scherrer.cc/crypt/ - looks good

http://www.ce-infosys.com.sg/CeiNews_FreeCompuSec.asp - not open source, proprietary algorithm? i've heard that's something one shouldn't trust...

any other suggestions? anyone have experience with any?

anyone? ...
 
  


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