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What about Windows compatibility?
Authored by: jase71ds on Aug 04, '06 08:59:22AM
I've set someone at work up with TrueCrypt http://www.truecrypt.org/
and it seems to work well with Windows and (supposedly) Linux.

Since I work on Windows at work, but Mac at all other times, I wonder if anyone has found a way of securing a USB drive in such a way that it will run on either platform (Win / Mac)?

Anyone know of any programs out there that will do this?

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What about Windows compatibility?
Authored by: xSmurf on Aug 04, '06 10:37:10AM
The only one I could ever think of is GnuPG (or PGP for that matter). See the Mac port of GnuPG here: Mac GPG. It could probably also be possible to encrypt it using OpenSSL, but I'm unsure what is the implementation on the Windows side.

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What about Windows compatibility?
Authored by: dsouth on Aug 07, '06 10:52:42AM
You can encrypt individual files using the OpenSSL comand line program. It's installed by default under MacOS and Linux, and can be installed under windows as part of cygwin or as a standalone.
To encrypt a file "myfile":
  openssl enc -e -a -aes256 -salt -in myfile -out myfile.aes256
To decrypt
  openssl enc -d -a -aes256 -in myfile.aes256 -out myfile
Example uses AES with a 256 bit key in cypherblock chaining mode. Other ciphers are available.

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What about Windows compatibility?
Authored by: nprg on Aug 22, '08 10:41:37AM

Truecrypt is available for Mac anyway...



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