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This may make you think twice about where you put your thumb drive

 

http://www.pcdoctor-guide.com/wordpress/?p=3345

 

I had to goole for the actual download site (no, I DON'T want it, I was just following up) as the link on the above page was in French.

 

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Always encrpyt your thumb drive data if your going to use it somewhere like an internet cafe. Especially if you keep important data on it like financial data,ect.(I hope no one is dumb enough to do things like that on others computers anyway though)

 

If its your friends computer or a work computer I don't think you have to worry about it quite as much. I don't know about you all, but some of my friends barely even know how to use a computer much less steal my data. Also chances are if you use a thumb drive at work the data on it is for work anyway.

 

Here is some info on truecrypt a free program that can encrypt your data.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TrueCrypt

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This may make you think twice about where you put your thumb drive

 

http://www.pcdoctor-guide.com/wordpress/?p=3345

 

I had to goole for the actual download site (no, I DON'T want it, I was just following up) as the link on the above page was in French.

Good find hazel! I have a couple of Flash drives that I use for backing up people's files when I fix their computers. I don't keep anything personal of mine on them, but still, if connected to someone else's computer, they could get ahold of those people's backed up files. I guess I'll have to make a habit of encrypting my Flash drives. Thanks for the TrueCrypt link, rridgely.

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I just recently bought my first USB flash memory stick a couple of days. I never thought about software especially designed to stealthily copy files from a USB flash drive when inserted, though it did cross my mind when I put backup of my stuff there that maybe it wouldn't be good idea to use it on untrusted machines.

 

as rridgely said, TrueCrypt is a good software for encrypt files. It can create hidden partitions that are invisible, etc and give plausible deniability.

 

7-Zip supports AES encryption for archive, maybe that good too.

 

Hmm, but if the untrusted computer can copy your files, maybe it can have a keylogger logger to log decryption password too?

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