Securing External Drives and Files on them?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by netdog, Oct 15, 2006.

  1. netdog macrumors 603

    netdog

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    #1
    How can I secure an external drive and individual files on an external drive via a password? Is there a way to encrypt? Are there other means available? Included in that, I would love to support a small USB key-drive in case I were to lose it somewhere.

    Thanks all.
     
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    netdog

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  3. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

    Mechcozmo

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    Make a disk image with Disk Utility. Use AES-128 encryption. Assign a password. Copy the image file to your external drive. Now you just have to mount the image whenever you plug it into a computer. Remember to eject the mounted image, then eject the mounted drive.

    It can be broken, but with a good password the cracker will be dead by the time they get the password.:)
     

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