[RndTbl] USB drive encryption

Tim Lavoie tim at fractaldragon.net
Mon Jan 25 22:21:28 CST 2016

Does Veracrypt (based on TrueCrypt source) require admin rights? It is
cross-platform and free.


On 2016-01-25 8:17 PM, John Lange wrote:
> I believe Bitlocker would be your answer. It's built into Windows and
> available for Mac (and possibly Linux?). It can encrypt any device
> including USB drives. It is user level so does not require admin rights.
> You'd have to take extra precautions to securely delete the source files
> if you want them truly gone from the non-encrypted source drive. 
> On Mon, Jan 25, 2016 at 9:15 PM, Dan Martin <dan at martinmedcorp.com
> <mailto:dan at martinmedcorp.com>> wrote:
>     I need a device to transport data securely between machines - from
>     PC to Mac or Mac to PC, or between 2 PCs.  Problem is, I don't have
>     admin rights on any of the PCs.  I also don't want to leave
>     unencrypted copies of the files on the PCs.
>     Preferably, I would want various forms of software on PC or Mac to
>     read and write to the drive transparently after the passphrase is
>     entered.
>     Will a hardware encrypted flash drive do this?  or will it want to
>     set up something on the PC requiring admin rights?
>     Can anyone suggest a good, relatively cheap device?
>     -Dan
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