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Windows 7: ThumbDrive security help


26 Jun 2012   #1

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ThumbDrive security help

this might sound kind of weird, and id like to avoid getting into the details... but id like to find, or make a 2 stage key for one from one of my thumb drives.

i have some data on my computer i would like to lock with both a password, AND a thumb drive containing a certain set of documents/images to be plugged in.

i dont want to only use a password, dunno if its me just paranoid, but i run servers right off my pc and it feels like a legit threat (these are private, secure servers i have found people i dont know on 0.o).

i want to find a program that already does this before i decide to whip visual studio out and spend the next month and a half trying to make an application that might easily be obtained another way.

the concept would be that i open the file, type in the password, and then plug in the thumbdrive, not in any particular order.

if this seems to far out, i understand, and if you think you have another idea, i appreciate your support. id like not to be fought to much on the level of security, but i am open to other similar methods... thank you

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26 Jun 2012   #2

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i just read an article on life hacker bout this actually, what they are doing is SIMILAR to what i want, but i dont want it for websits, i want it for documents... is there a way i could use keypass with a thumbdrive login? so that all the virtual encrypted drives it makes, i can only access with a USB "Key"
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26 Jun 2012   #3

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"PREDITOR" also does somthing interesting, but it locks the WHOLE PC!!! now if i could have it lock only 1 acct on the pc i might be happy, but i dont want my whole pc locked incase i loose the thumb drive or i get a virus that prevents usb keys from working (ive had them... they suck)
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26 Jun 2012   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thornton View Post
i just read an article on life hacker bout this actually, what they are doing is SIMILAR to what i want, but i dont want it for websits, i want it for documents... is there a way i could use keypass with a thumbdrive login? so that all the virtual encrypted drives it makes, i can only access with a USB "Key"

Hi Buddy,

you could use truecrypt for usb encryption! Quite a good bit of software

Read the FAQs on the website

TrueCrypt - Free Open-Source On-The-Fly Disk Encryption Software for Windows 7/Vista/XP, Mac OS X and Linux
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26 Jun 2012   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sammy3417 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thornton View Post
i just read an article on life hacker bout this actually, what they are doing is SIMILAR to what i want, but i dont want it for websits, i want it for documents... is there a way i could use keypass with a thumbdrive login? so that all the virtual encrypted drives it makes, i can only access with a USB "Key"

Hi Buddy,

you could use truecrypt for usb encryption! Quite a good bit of software

Read the FAQs on the website

TrueCrypt - Free Open-Source On-The-Fly Disk Encryption Software for Windows 7/Vista/XP, Mac OS X and Linux
thank you so much, i have used this before, but never figured out how to usb encrypt... i am correct in that this will csreate a virtual drive, that i can use a usb key to enter? and not that this will lock the usb key..?

just did some more research, and this is not entierly what i need, but it apears true crypt may still work, i guess there is a method of placing files on a usb stick, but keeping the directory in the volume, the only way to access the files on the usb stick is to plug it in to the computer containing the correct truecrypt voluem and the proper directories
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26 Jun 2012   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Yubikey, can be setup to work with Truecrypt.
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26 Jun 2012   #7

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
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)
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26 Jun 2012   #8

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Try youtube mate...loads of tutorials about Hope you get it working
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26 Jun 2012   #9

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actually just figured it out... forgot to post. use a GUID generator to generate a few passwords, plug them into a .txt documant, then when you setup a new drive, set the paskey loaction to the text document which you will have located to the thumb drive...

it was actually really easy, thank you all though
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04 Jul 2012   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thornton View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
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.
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