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mathiastheok
02-20-2009, 08:29 PM
I recently broke my USB flash drive by conveniently bending the plug end off in the USB port of my laptop. Yay.

With this newfangled law or code that the TSA can confiscate your laptop returning it to you later after they do who knows what to it (Copying stuff from or too it), I started searching for a secure USB drive to keep everyting important on it and off my laptop when I travel in case I am subjected to this Big Brother treatment.

So far the winner seems to be this "IronKey"

I share this review with you, and look forward to any of the more learned members of this site providing evidence that this is a trash unit or worth my money:

LINK TO REVIEW (http://www.geekstogo.com/2007/11/28/review-ironkey-secure-usb-drive/)

LINK TO IRONKEY WEBSITE (https://www.ironkey.com/)

_Aerospace_Eng_
02-20-2009, 08:55 PM
It may be worth it but what I'm currently doing is using TrueCrypt in traveller mode. It encrypts a file using AES so its just a big file but can't be decrypted any time soon without using the password I specified. Thought I think the price for an Ironkey is a little much when you can do something similar with true crypt. The only draw back with TrueCrypt is you need to be an administrator on the system in order to use it but I assume this won't be a problem its your system.

ohgod
02-20-2009, 09:24 PM
It may be worth it but what I'm currently doing is using TrueCrypt in traveller mode. It encrypts a file using AES so its just a big file but can't be decrypted any time soon without using the password I specified. Thought I think the price for an Ironkey is a little much when you can do something similar with true crypt. The only draw back with TrueCrypt is you need to be an administrator on the system in order to use it but I assume this won't be a problem its your system.

i go one step further and have a truecrypt partition nested inside another.


that way even if they can force you to give them a password, you give them the password to the outer partition where you have some "gimme" files.... but not the important stuff



that ironkey thing looks pretty slick

Fumigator
02-20-2009, 09:29 PM
Good crap what kinds of nuclear secrets are you guys storing on your hard drives????

mathiastheok
02-20-2009, 10:11 PM
i go one step further and have a truecrypt partition nested inside another.


that way even if they can force you to give them a password, you give them the password to the outer partition where you have some "gimme" files.... but not the important stuff



that ironkey thing looks pretty slick

Careful ohgod, advise like that may lead some to think you've been in the business, or part of a shop. :cool:

(IE.... it's excellent advice)

Apostropartheid
02-20-2009, 10:19 PM
It confuses me that you spelt advice wrong the first time but right the second...

Fumigator
02-20-2009, 10:33 PM
:D:D:D

Ok that was funny.. but you could look at it like this: even a broken clock is right twice a day, right?

mathiastheok
02-20-2009, 11:51 PM
It confuses me that you spelt advice wrong the first time but right the second...

Well, perhaps I didn't catch all the red underlined words.

Or it could be that I have a mental/personality disorder, as my handwriting consists of intermixed cursive and block letters.

Then again, I did fall asleep in English class quite often due to the medication prescribed by my doctor at my parole officers request.

More than likely it's because your just easily confused. I suggest staying away from women, airports and vehicles with manual transmissions.

Apostropartheid
02-20-2009, 11:55 PM
Lol, probably. I've always wondered how women got so confusing. Did some god flick a switch so they they can communicate without the need to talk?
What is that disorder called? It sounds quite interesting. Do you just randomly switch between them or do you have certain letters which are cursive?

On topic: go with TrueCrypt. I don't think the money's worth it, as Aero said.

mathiastheok
02-21-2009, 07:03 AM
Lol, probably. I've always wondered how women got so confusing. Did some god flick a switch so they they can communicate without the need to talk?
What is that disorder called? It sounds quite interesting. Do you just randomly switch between them or do you have certain letters which are cursive?

On topic: go with TrueCrypt. I don't think the money's worth it, as Aero said.

:D

The writing disorder is called advanced subjective reverse transcribing and penmanship disorder.

The only known treatments available are 25 to 50 30 minute sessions of intratesticular electric shock therapy or the more popular "burlaping" which requires the patient to have their head and face smeared with low grade supermarket cheese (preferably dispensed via a pressurized can) and then a ferrel cat and 2 field mice placed in the sack, then the sack tied over their head for no less than 15 minutes.

As you can tell from my grammar, I've yet to have any of the aforementioned treatments.

ohgod
02-23-2009, 02:43 PM
Careful ohgod, advise like that may lead some to think you've been in the business, or part of a shop. :cool:

(IE.... it's excellent advice)

it's all about plausible deniability. for all anyone knows i could have partitions nested 30 layers deep.


i guess one just has to figure out how long they'll be tortured to know how many nested paritions to create :P

effpeetee
03-22-2009, 04:05 PM
Weel, at last he got gud advise.

Frank

effpeetee
03-31-2009, 02:02 PM
Ok that was funny.. but you could look at it like this: even a broken clock is right twice a day, right? :eek:


Not so if it is a 24hr clock.:D

Frank



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