Ironkey...hmmmm

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by merisi, Jan 1, 2013.

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  1. merisi

    merisi Registered Member

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    I bought an Ironkey last year and I can't decide whether or not I'm using it properly or if it's a complete waste of money. It seems to be stuck on Firefox 6 when I use their TOR network and while I can update the browser, that makes the identity manager redundant. I also pay for LastPass so I guess it makes using their identity manager pretty pointless as when I change passwords I have to transfer them over to my Ironkey. I'm really begnning to wish I'd spent my money on using a VPN instead.

    Does anyone else use an Ironkey and get better use out of it then I'm currently doing?
     
  2. LockBox

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    IronKey left the business. They sold off their hardware division to Imation. The rest scattered and I have no clue about their private onion network.
     
  3. ComputerSaysNo

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    Yeah complete waste of money, they sold their gear to immatation.
     
  4. merisi

    merisi Registered Member

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    Maybe I should run my ironkey over with a car it seems the most impressive thing they did with it.
     
  5. Taliscicero

    Taliscicero Registered Member

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    Wouldn't getting a 4GB USB stick, encrypted it in AES with TrueCrypt and then putting the TOR Browser Bundle & Last Pass on it?

    What benefits does it have?
     
  6. merisi

    merisi Registered Member

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    Definitely a much cheaper way. I think that an Ironkey would only be useful if you wanted to create an entire secret identity or needed to access sensitive material on public wifi.
     
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