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Windows 7: ThumbDrive security help

04 Jul 2012   #11
Thornton

windows 7 Professional
 
 

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Yubikey, can be setup to work with Truecrypt.
my lord... thank you, but i think thats a little bit over kill... the concept is correct, but i dont need large corperation level security, i just am trying to better protect some things from people who may hack my servers (its happened)
I have YubiKeys and fully encrypt all my PCs with TrueCrypt, its great and when I boot, just after the screen flash of Sony VAIO as you turn it on, it asks you to insert the key then it is so fast to decrypt it for that session.

If you hibernate or turn off the system, next time you turn it on it does the same too.
im sure they are great... and im sure i may use somthing likem in the future, if not that brand, but i think i should have mentioned that i was looking for a relitivly free or inexpensive option.

i think i posted how i managed to use true crypt to work with it...

i use note pad and make a hiden file on the thumbdrive... use the microsoft guid gen provided with visual studio to generate a few random keys... install the thumbdrive, then open truecrypt, create the drive and use a document for the key... find the document on your thumb drive, and proceed to create a password... when you insert your thumbdrive, and double click on your true crypt drive... you will be asked to type in your password, that is all... no thumb drive, no entry


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06 Jul 2012   #12
SamuelGE

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

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my lord... thank you, but i think thats a little bit over kill... the concept is correct, but i dont need large corperation level security, i just am trying to better protect some things from people who may hack my servers (its happened)
I have YubiKeys and fully encrypt all my PCs with TrueCrypt, its great and when I boot, just after the screen flash of Sony VAIO as you turn it on, it asks you to insert the key then it is so fast to decrypt it for that session.

If you hibernate or turn off the system, next time you turn it on it does the same too.
im sure they are great... and im sure i may use somthing likem in the future, if not that brand, but i think i should have mentioned that i was looking for a relitivly free or inexpensive option.

i think i posted how i managed to use true crypt to work with it...

i use note pad and make a hiden file on the thumbdrive... use the microsoft guid gen provided with visual studio to generate a few random keys... install the thumbdrive, then open truecrypt, create the drive and use a document for the key... find the document on your thumb drive, and proceed to create a password... when you insert your thumbdrive, and double click on your true crypt drive... you will be asked to type in your password, that is all... no thumb drive, no entry


A way to get it for free is to download TrueCrypt and then encrypt your hard drive with it, but with a password that you know, instead of needing to buy a $25 YubiKey.

Hope this helps
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06 Jul 2012   #13
Thornton

windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SamuelGE View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thornton View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SamuelGE View Post

I have YubiKeys and fully encrypt all my PCs with TrueCrypt, its great and when I boot, just after the screen flash of Sony VAIO as you turn it on, it asks you to insert the key then it is so fast to decrypt it for that session.

If you hibernate or turn off the system, next time you turn it on it does the same too.
im sure they are great... and im sure i may use somthing likem in the future, if not that brand, but i think i should have mentioned that i was looking for a relitivly free or inexpensive option.

i think i posted how i managed to use true crypt to work with it...

i use note pad and make a hiden file on the thumbdrive... use the microsoft guid gen provided with visual studio to generate a few random keys... install the thumbdrive, then open truecrypt, create the drive and use a document for the key... find the document on your thumb drive, and proceed to create a password... when you insert your thumbdrive, and double click on your true crypt drive... you will be asked to type in your password, that is all... no thumb drive, no entry


A way to get it for free is to download TrueCrypt and then encrypt your hard drive with it, but with a password that you know, instead of needing to buy a $25 YubiKey.

Hope this helps
i explained how to use a thumb drive in true crypt in the post you quoted, but thank you... my instructions on how i used true crypt for this is in the final paragraph
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