Is there a simple way to password protect external drives.

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  1. mattdocs12345

    mattdocs12345 Registered Member

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    I need a simple software that would password protect my external SD card. I use it as an external storage drive for my main documents and I often travel with my laptops in shady hoods.
    I don't want anything as complicated as TrueCrypt. And it has to work on Linux, that's why Im posting here.
     
  2. amarildojr

    amarildojr Registered Member

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    But TrueCrypt isn't complicated :(

    I use dm-crypt to protect my drives, they not only require passwords, but their data is encrypted.
     
  3. x942

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    CryptSetup works well. It is all command line but if you use ubuntu their disk utility has built in GUI Front-End for it. Ubuntu (and most distros) will prompt for password automatically on insert of an encrypted drive too. So no need to go and run a program.

    I have fully moved over to CryptSetup instead of truecrypt. I also use cryptmount for creating volumes. This further replaces truecrypt for me.
     
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    hi

    Plenty of ways to do it.
    But sometimes security is the enemy of convenience...
    Then if you are looking for a cross platform tool easier than TC, then i suggest SecureStick http://www.withopf.com/tools/securstick/
    The cross platform is possible via WebDav...for those who like it...
    Personally i use a command line tool, quite a torture for non keyboard fan, but reliable and secure.
    For X942, Zulucrypt project might be interesting
    https://code.google.com/p/zulucrypt/

    Rgds
     
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