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Educational Software Thread, Data Encryption Memory sticks in Technical; Been playing with truecrypt today for usb encryption, looks like a winner, only down side is no traveller mode for ...
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    Been playing with truecrypt today for usb encryption, looks like a winner, only down side is no traveller mode for OSX, but not many Staff will be using Level 2/3 data on OSX side of things anyway.

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    im looking for something that just simply puts a password on the memory stick that prompts before using it. any mounting or dismounting will become to complicated for some staff here??

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    That's all well and good, but how do you get round those staff who will just use any old stick because they just can't be bothered to use the encryption system, or does the software prevent you from using any stick that isn't encrypted? (in which case what do you do about students that bring their USB sticks in?).

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    Personally, I don't.

    But TakeWare Gatekeeper this will limit the USB sticks that can be used on your network. The pricelist is usless, all "Please Call"...

    There's another link on this site, about someone who has written something similar for their School / LA, and wants to sell it, dunno about the prices for this either.

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    Have just posted this in another thread but thought it could go here too..

    Just had a flyer in my pigeon hole today from a company selling memory sticks and one that has caught my attention is the Integral Crypto.



    Here's the spec:

    The Integral Crypto Drive offers Premium AES 256 bit Security and is the most secure and durable of all Integral USB Flash Drives available.
    Capacities available: 1GB, 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB

    The Integral Crypto Drive is one of the most secure USB Flash Drives available today

    Sensitive data stored on the Crypto Drive cannot be compromised in the event of the loss or theft of the Flash Drive

    With its rugged design, military level security and intelligent software, the Crypto Drive is the ideal choice for secure data storage

    Military Level Security – AES 256 bit hardware encryption. Mandatory encryption of all files (100% privacy)

    Secure Entry - Data cannot be accessed or removed without the correct high strength 6-16 character password

    Brute-force Password Attack Protection – Data will be automatically erased after 6 failed access attempts and Drive reset

    Personal ID Function (optional) – Contact details can be added so that Drive can be returned, whilst confidential data remains secure

    Zero Footprint – No software installation required

    Rugged Design - Steel inner casing and rubberised outer casing, designed to protect the data if dropped, crushed, splashed, or subjected to tampering attempts

    Easy To Use - Pre-loaded user guide in 22 languages

    System Requirements:

    Windows ME/2000/XP/Vista
    N.B. Crypto Drive is not Mac OS Compatible


    Now these look pretty good to me and there considerably cheaper that the IronKey devices. The prices I have got are:
    2GB - £13.95
    4GB - £21.95
    8GB - £28.95
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamin100 View Post
    stuff about Integral Crypto.
    It's not cross-platform though - only works on windows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pete View Post
    It's not cross-platform though - only works on windows.
    True, but i know that our teacher only use windows anyway (primary school) and have probably never heard of OSX or linux

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    Just recieved my test USB stick with 256 bit AES encryption and i'm impressed.

    Its split into 2 partitions, 1 emulates a CD drive with the software and the 2nd is the usable space.

    You open the CD drive and the program autoruns which enables you to setup the device. You can put in your contact details should someone find the stick.

    After 6 wrong password attempts the device is formatted and needs setting up again.

    I think this may be an easier way than using truecrypt for those technophobe teachers!

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    USB Sticks with Encryption - Easy Lock

    Hi Guys,

    We offer a software which lets you encrypt the data on the fly and secure it with a password.

    Basically you choose a password and a password reminder and then it opens up a window where you can drag and drop files to the secure area.

    We have a free trial you can download at this link:

    http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/292602/EasyLock.exe

    You can read about it here:

    Usb Company » USB Software/ Data Preloads Blog

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    Quote Originally Posted by usbcompany View Post
    Hi Guys,

    We offer a software which lets you encrypt the data on the fly and secure it with a password.

    Basically you choose a password and a password reminder and then it opens up a window where you can drag and drop files to the secure area.

    We have a free trial you can download at this link:

    http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/292602/EasyLock.exe

    You can read about it here:

    Usb Company » USB Software/ Data Preloads Blog
    Is it mac compatible?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamin100 View Post
    Is it mac compatible?
    Hi, unfortunately its not available for mac.

    Johan

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    Blog with info ( also a mention of jfilecrypt which is cross platform as well - http://sourceforge.net/projects/jfilecrypt/ )

    Blog O'Stuff: Cross-platform encryption

    Using TrueCrypt to create a cross platform encrypted drive :

    How to create a portable, cross platform encrypted drive using TrueCrypt | Blog.BitTube.com
    Last edited by mac_shinobi; 7th March 2009 at 06:56 PM.

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    The thread below has some pertinent information to this discussion that you may find helpful!

    Encryption of school data

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    TrueCrypt is overkill for our requirements here, and would likely lead to as many problems as it solved. What else do people use, ideally which is also Mac compatible?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    Blog with info ( also a mention of jfilecrypt which is cross platform as well - SourceForge.net: jFileCrypt )

    Blog O'Stuff: Cross-platform encryption

    Using TrueCrypt to create a cross platform encrypted drive :

    How to create a portable, cross platform encrypted drive using TrueCrypt | Blog.BitTube.com
    As per my message here jfilecrypt - not sure of any other ones that are cross platform aside from possibly being able to use disk utility on the mac but creating an encrypted image on a fat32 partition ?



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