On Sunday 04 January 2009 16:46:25 Mike Cloaked wrote: > Anne Wilson-4 wrote: > > Hmm - Is there no reasonably safe way of doing this? There seems to be > > some > > risk with everything. I've not lost a usb stick yet, but one can never > > guarantee that one won't. > > By the way one can make an encrypted usbkey - I randomised a usbkey along > the lines that mail-lists described, and made a luks encypted file system > on it - and once done then plugging it in to F9 or F10 it asks for the > passphrase (luks) and then mounts it - you then just use it like any other > usbkey and umount it as normal - but if it does get lost it would be near > impossible for someone to get at the contents! Anyone dealing with > transferring sensitive data on a usbkey would be well advised to use this > kind of technique - it would certainly reduce the risk in the classic > publicised cases of "25 million account details lost when usbkey owned by > bank manager is left on train seat" stories! > Thanks to all of you. You've certainly given me a lot to think about. BTW, Robert, a note detailing passwords etc. is stored with a copy of my Will :-) Just in case! Anne
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