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joesmith07
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Security

I love portable apps and have no need for U3 programs. However, i like the security that U3 offers. Is there another security option that can be used with portable apps?

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What kind

of security do you mean?
If you mean the lock-my-stick-with-a-password-security, thats not really secure and something similar will be added to the PAM.
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FlashGordon
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U3 Security

Why is U3 password and disk encription not secure?

rjreid
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There is no data encryption provided with U3.

The U3 drive comes with the option for password protection only.

In an article from EverythingUSB dot com:
"It's possible to lock down the U3 smart drive's data partition with a password so that files will remain secure from prying eyes, complete with password hint. When security is enabled, the CD-ROM partition will load first, and will only enable the data partition after authentication. A password hint can be specified for those with bad memories, and in a worst case scenario the entire data partition can be erased if the password is truly forgotten."

http://www.everythingusb.com/u3.html

Also my post (at the bottom) here concerning more recent Cruzer Titanium and Contour drives:

https://portableapps.com/node/6558

Regards,

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