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HNS - A Simple Guide to Securing USB Memory Sticks

How Cryptainer LE Works
Cryptainer LE functions as a driver for Win32 systems that allows the operating system to view a single encrypted file as a virtual disk. Essentially, once the virtual disk is mounted it is available to Windows just as if it were any other type of disk. A small program is required to mount the encrypted disk and that program can be included on the USB memory stick as well. The portable version does not require installation and can reside on the memory stick as well, making Cryptainer LE a self-contained encryption system.

Unlike some other vendors who might implement a weak or obsolete encryption algorithm such as single-DES in their free or trial products, Cypherix uses strong encryption via the Blowfish algorithm. Blowfish is a highly efficient algorithm developed by cryptography expert Bruce Schnier and trusted by even the most paranoid of the security conscious community, the OpenBSD project. Provided that the password selected as the key is securely chosen, data encrypted by Cryptainer LE is about as secure as it gets, figuratively speaking.

This sounds damn cool, and best of all, its completely free for private and commercial use. Gonna give it a try.

Posted on Thursday, February 3, 2005 1:35 PM | Back to top


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Try PGPdisk, 6.02 it is old, but not obsolete. It can create 1 file for your whole mem stick.

Good article though. I went looking for info, because we had a member of the Dutch military loose a usb stick with some defense documents on Afganistan (in a rentel car after returning it). The same happend to a member of the intelligence agency (AIVD, our 'CIA') who left some floppies in his lease car after returning it.

So I guess people are looking for this info now :)

Left by Johan on Feb 02, 2006 8:22 PM

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kindly let me have the programme
Left by neeta on Oct 04, 2008 6:01 AM

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