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Samsara 11-09-2006 06:42 PM

usb self-decrypting under Windows, decryptable on Lin/OS X
I may well be asking for the holy grail here, but it's worth a try...

Is there a way to encrypt a USB stick such that the data is decryptable (and encryptable) on any Windows computer, e.g. in an internet cafe? (I assume this would involve the decrypting executable to be carried along on the stick.)

It should simultaneously be decryptable on OS X and Linux, but this can be by an app that is locally installed on the computer, as I do not expect to meet OS X and Linux machines on the road.

Many thanks,


Lotharster 11-10-2006 05:09 AM

You can use Truecrypt in traveller mode.

Samsara 11-10-2006 05:06 PM

That seems a reasonable suggestion. And I assume if I don't want to encrypt the whole stick, I could keep the TrueCrypt app on it, alongside an encrypted file? That would still enable me to use the same stick to transfer files to a Mac.


JZL240I-U 11-13-2006 03:26 AM

You'd need the source or binaries for all the platforms you work with, but in principle it should work.

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