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    It is a bit of a faff about maybe but jcrypt ( which uses java ) should be cross platform due to using java

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    check Arthurs post on this thread

    arrrrggghh! vbs and quotes

    it might help

    this is the method we are using.

    we have also purchased a usb duplicator and this setup is working well.

    the sticks have been personalised for the school using the logo on the outside and for the icon in the autorun.

    regards

    BOx

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    Quote Originally Posted by terrorvis View Post
    I've just ordered 200 usb sticks which I am having preloaded with truecrypt in traveller mode. The traveller container file takes up the whole 4GB of space (after the truecrypt portable software). The sticks will have the school logo and contact details printed on them, and a serial number so we can investigate any loss.

    We are deploying Truecrypt to the school PCs using the RogueSpear MSI package, although our latest clone will have it preloaded. This avoids the end users requiring admin rights. The only problem is the RogueSpear MSI is version 6.1 and containers created in 6.2 will not open. This can be overcome by deploying the 6.2 driver file (truecrypt.sys) using xcopy.

    As a result Windows users autorun the pen when it's plugged in. Truecrypt runs, asks for their password, assigns the letter I have set, and mounts the drive. They can not save to the unencrypted area, because it is full. All files are hidden except for a readme file I created.

    Mac and Linux users will need to install the software on their home machines. I need to write some instructions...
    Sorry to sound thick......

    Can you explain exactly what you do for it to ask for the Encryption Key Automatically?

    Thanks

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    i know you have not asked me, but the one i use from arthur uses autorun.inf

    its included in his post.

    BoX

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    So I've spent the day looking at Cryptainer, TrueCrypt and a Lexar hardware-encrypted pen drive - the front-runner by far was Cryptainer, for the ease of use and difficulty of fouling it up. It is quite expensive though (£40/user), so I want to try a few others before I go and buy that.

    What I'm after is something as simple as possible to use, the closer it is to double-click, enter password then start working the better.

    Any suggestions?

    (sorry for the cross-posting, please delete if that is inappropriate)

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    Quote Originally Posted by box_l View Post
    i know you have not asked me, but the one i use from arthur uses autorun.inf

    its included in his post.

    BoX
    Don't we all turn Autorun off by default in GP these days though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by enjay View Post
    So I've spent the day looking at Cryptainer, TrueCrypt and a Lexar hardware-encrypted pen drive - the front-runner by far was Cryptainer, for the ease of use and difficulty of fouling it up. It is quite expensive though (£40/user), so I want to try a few others before I go and buy that.

    What I'm after is something as simple as possible to use, the closer it is to double-click, enter password then start working the better.

    Any suggestions?

    (sorry for the cross-posting, please delete if that is inappropriate)
    We use Safend Protector. As an encrpyted USB solution, I think it will tick your boxes. Does tons more too.

    Safend Endpoint Security : Safend Protector

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    dont know if im missing the point here but what about Bitlocker? part of windows 7 (versions up from pro to enterprise.... and free if you have win 7

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichB View Post
    dont know if im missing the point here but what about Bitlocker? part of windows 7 (versions up from pro to enterprise.... and free if you have win 7
    Like you say - part of Win 7, which we don't yet have, and nor do our staff all have it at home.

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    If you are using Windows 7, you can use BitLocker...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AyatollahPies View Post
    We use Safend Protector. As an encrpyted USB solution, I think it will tick your boxes. Does tons more too.

    Safend Endpoint Security : Safend Protector
    Looks good - per seat licensing could make it quite expensive though, as we would need it on 150 computers for the use of only around 50 people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzz View Post
    If you are using Windows 7, you can use BitLocker...
    Its got no European security accreditation - I'm sure it works fine, but depends how compliant you want to be and what information you're encrypting as to whether that's a usable solution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enjay View Post
    Looks good - per seat licensing could make it quite expensive though, as we would need it on 150 computers for the use of only around 50 people.
    Sorry, i should have mentioned that it's the LEA that use it. On an individual school basis the costs could be prohibitive.

    As for Bitlocker to go. The "Read-Only on any OS other than Windows 7" side of things may be an issue for most.

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    Don't we all turn Autorun off by default in GP these days though?
    True.. But.. as mentioned here

    Truecrypt Container Mode

    you can still use it for context menus.

    BoX

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    Why not just buy an encryting penstick - they're very cheap now and even PC World sell them.

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