Password protected/secure USB stick... that also opens on windows!

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by thecounthahaha, Oct 4, 2015.

  1. thecounthahaha macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    Due to some data protection laws my work has brought in, I'm in need of a password protected and secure USB stick that I can use on my home mac, but also on my work windows computer. The files themselves are just word docs/jpegs/movs/usual files, but if it was to be lost it needs to be that noone can open it without my password.

    They've given us a USB stick with password protection on it, that works on the windows laptop, but when I plug it into my mac it resets it and asks me to choose a password which is then not recognisable on the windows machine.

    Is this possible? It doesn't *have* to be a stick, I could use a small HDD instead, but I can't keep using my unprotected USB stick, and I can't switch to windows only or mac only.

    Is there anything I can buy/do?!

    If possible, I'd also like a way of backing up the stick but I'm not sure how. I currently clone it to my mac and that gets a further time machine backup but I can't keep doing that now.

    Thanks very much!
     
  2. kschendel macrumors 6502a

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    You might want to check out the Kanguru Defender series encrypted USB sticks. They work on Windows, Mac, and (with a bit of fiddling) Linux.
     
  3. thecounthahaha thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks! Very interesting. Do they work out the bag so to speak with no software needed on any computer? Have you used them yourself?
     

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