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taneem
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securing USB storage access

Hi,
I am very new in this era. I would like to develop a portable application which restricts users from accessing USB storage files by password. Can anyone help me out on my proceedings?

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TrueCrypt

It's the best option for securing a drive. It works in Win2K/XP only though and requires admin priveledges (ie it won't work when logged in with a "limitted" account)

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Make me admin

I am no expert but I saw this application, could it help with admin rights issues
http://blogs.msdn.com/aaron_margosis/archive/2004/07/24/193721.aspx

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It does work, BUT....

You still need to know the local Administrators password. On most work PCs or on those thata user would be limited, you do not know the local admin password. So it doesn't really help.

Thanks for the info though.

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And doesn't TrueCrypt have

And doesn't TrueCrypt have to be installed on the visited machine?

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Check lexar

Lexar has a program called JumpDrive Secure. im not too sure if it will work with all drives out there. but i know it works with lexar jumpdrives. lol. id say to chek it out. u can basically split the drive in two parts, one protected, one non protected. not too sure how it works, havent tried it yet.

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I was pretty sure "JumpDrive Secure" was the name of the hardware. I used to have one--it comes with special software (that I never used) that allows you secure the drive. I didn't think it would work on any other JumpDrives except for ones labeled "Secure."

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You may be right...

Just picked up a 256 for $9, had Secure II software on it. I won't use it, but if anyone wants to mess with it, here it is.
SecureII.zip

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I put my iPod shuffle in for the heck of it and ran the program; "No JumpDrive device found." So yeah, it won't work with all drives.

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Figures...

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Thats why

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I have a similar Lexar

I have a similar Lexar program for my Lexar Lightning 2Gb flash drive.
The program is called "JumpDrive Lightning" (JD Lightning).
In the help file they say
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IMPORTANT: To customize your drive with the JumpDrive Lightning software,
you must be able to log into your computer as a user with "Administrator"
privileges
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