External Hard Drive Password protection

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by trescat, Dec 20, 2005.

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  1. trescat

    trescat Registered Member

    Nov 27, 2005
    Hi is it possible to password protect my EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE? and even possibly encrypt it. I want to do this so when i plug into someone elses computer it promts for a password. i have heard of third party software but dont they generally just work when the hard drive is attached to your own computer because the software is installed on that computer. so when you go to another computer it wont ask you for a password... I know there is a good software applicaton called LocknGo by Keynesis, which installs on removable drives such as flash drives, even hard drives, with password protection and some encryption features, but it doesn't support NTFS partitions, and I need one that supports NTFS.
    So basically what IU am looking for is a software application that installs on the externall Hard Drive itself and runs from there, and supports all type drive partitions with hopefully a good AES type password protection.

    Thanx. Trevor:)
  2. Rmus

    Rmus Exploit Analyst

    Mar 16, 2005
    Check this out:


    EDIT: sorry, this won't let you use the drive on another computer.


    ~~Be ALERT!!! ~~
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2005
  3. securityx

    securityx Registered Member

    Dec 1, 2005
    Use TrueCrypt! First, create a very small (50mb) partition and a large partition (remainder of drive). Install Truecrypt on the small partition. Encrypt the large partition using Truecrypt. Truecrypt gives you the option of creating an auto-run file. You would then plug-in the USB external drive on any computer and Truecrypt would come up and ask for the password to access the drive.
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