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Encrypting your flash drives

FOR ALL THE high security VPNs, end-to-end cryptography and phone lockdown and anti-theft software we have now, the good ol’ thumb drive remains pretty much as vulnerable as ever. Flash drives remain a major cause of corporate and personal data breaches as people carry around huge amounts of unencrypted data on them, with their only security mechanism being “I hope I don’t lose it.”

Now there are hardware encrypted flash drives on the market, but they tend to cost a lot of money, at least compared to a regular flash drive. But you don’t need to spend that money – there are software utilities that will create an encrypted flash drive for you, and this month

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