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  • Gadsden
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    Has anyone used these
    before? They are cheap ($30 for 64MB on newegg), and are suposed to work well with linux. Anyone have any horror stories to tell?

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  • kallahar
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    butterfly

    It's made by Butterfly Media, it's just the cheapy they have on display. I think they had bigger models following the $1/meg pricing.

    You really can store a lot in 32 megs if you don't put video, audio, and full programs on there :)

    Kallahar

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  • Cyb3RSoldi3R
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    thats a pretty good price for a 32 meg, do u happen to know how much there 128 or 256 mb models where? and what brand it was?
    Fry's trip again Pyro? :D

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  • pyrophite
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    Re: sizes

    Originally posted by kallahar
    I just got a cheapy 32MB model from Fry's for $30. All I have on it right now is passwordsafe (the excutables), the password data, and a few files that I don't want sitting around. The biggest thing is to TAKE IT WITH YOU. And I try to not leave it plugged in unless I actively need the data on it.

    Of course with my luck, Windows probably cache's all the data on there as a "feature", heh heh

    Kallahar
    thats a pretty good price for a 32 meg, do u happen to know how much there 128 or 256 mb models where? and what brand it was?

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  • Cyb3RSoldi3R
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    Originally posted by astcell
    I had 503mb of data on my 512mb usb key, I plugged it in to a W2K machine and it asks "Drive E: is not formatted. Format now?"

    THAT SUCKS!
    Bah, I had the same thing happen to me when I tried to partition my drive to swap over stuff from linux to windoz. Thing said I had to format. Took 2 seconds to fix but I was pissed.

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  • kallahar
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    sizes

    I just got a cheapy 32MB model from Fry's for $30. All I have on it right now is passwordsafe (the excutables), the password data, and a few files that I don't want sitting around. The biggest thing is to TAKE IT WITH YOU. And I try to not leave it plugged in unless I actively need the data on it.

    Of course with my luck, Windows probably cache's all the data on there as a "feature", heh heh

    Kallahar

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  • blackwave
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    Originally posted by pyrophite
    thanks bw, wondering if i should save up for a gig, or just go grab a 256.. What apps do u keep on your drive, what programs can you not leave home w/ out. Or do u just keep data like ns files, maps etc?
    it depends, but normally password lists, data i am interested in, stuff that is too big for a floppy... it is nice since most things out there have USB and don't require anything extra that isn't already built in... I would suggest trying a small one out that way you dont' spend a grip on something that you think may suck..

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  • astcell
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    I had 503mb of data on my 512mb usb key, I plugged it in to a W2K machine and it asks "Drive E: is not formatted. Format now?"

    THAT SUCKS!

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  • pyrophite
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    thanks bw, wondering if i should save up for a gig, or just go grab a 256.. What apps do u keep on your drive, what programs can you not leave home w/ out. Or do u just keep data like ns files, maps etc?

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  • blackwave
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    Re: Re: Re: umm

    Originally posted by pyrophite
    what kind of usbkey do you have. Im looking around to buy one, but interested in which one you may have.
    I have about 5 different usb keys, (I will bring a couple down on Friday... ) though one of my favorite models is from here: http://www.jetflashusa.com/ more specifically their A model: http://www.jetflashusa.com/flashdrive.asp ... I use it for both slackware and XP.. the only part that sucks about it is that there is no "security" software they provide that protects the key in linux... so if someone sucks off the data, it better be pre-crypto'd :) In windows I have anything important on the usb key using pgpdisk which works out great.

    For a while I have been talking to a few companies on getting a fips3/4 usb crypt token, but after pgp flipped around I haven't talked to them much.... but a fips3/4 usb token would work nicely since you have to login to the token before you have access to it, and the token kills itself with too many bad pin/password attempts... mmm.. gotta love that PKI.. :) though most smartcard type of tokens are still in kB :( ... then good thing with the usb tokens you can get them currently in 2GB... though the ones I normally use are 128MB and 256MB... since they are easily disposable if need be <wink>

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  • pyrophite
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    Re: Re: umm

    Originally posted by blackwave
    I love password safe (for windows) and use it 24/7 very handy to have on a usbkey in fact :)
    Though for updated versions(newer than the 1.7.1) check here:
    http://passwordsafe.sourceforge.net/
    and you can download the latest versions off [currently 1.9.0]:
    https://sourceforge.net/projects/passwordsafe/
    ... and if you lost your password safe password here is the FAQ:
    http://www.counterpane.com/passsafe-faq.html
    what kind of usbkey do you have. Im looking around to buy one, but interested in which one you may have.

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  • blackwave
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    Re: umm

    Originally posted by kallahar
    I would suggest "Password Safe".
    I love password safe (for windows) and use it 24/7 very handy to have on a usbkey in fact :)
    Though for updated versions(newer than the 1.7.1) check here:
    http://passwordsafe.sourceforge.net/
    and you can download the latest versions off [currently 1.9.0]:
    https://sourceforge.net/projects/passwordsafe/
    ... and if you lost your password safe password here is the FAQ:
    http://www.counterpane.com/passsafe-faq.html

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  • kallahar
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    umm

    I would suggest "Password Safe". It was written by Bruce Schnier who runs counterpane security, writes the CryptoGram newsletter, and is an EXPERT on cryptography. The algorithm used is called BlowFish and was one of the 5 finalists for the AES standard that the government and industry are replacing DES with.

    But most importantly, it's Open Source, so if you get the urge you can check the code to make sure there aren't any back doors in the program.

    http://www.counterpane.com/passsafe.html

    Travis

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  • blackwave
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    Re: Use Encryptro!!!

    Originally posted by ^Dash^
    You can use Encryptro, made by Coyotee Labs
    I know Coyotee (the author) and already got the program.
    The program will soon be available on www.coyoteelabs.go.ro
    Hopefully it will have a better description, and implements a known crypto system as compared to:
    CL Encryptor / Decryptor v1.0 This program is used to encrypt / decrypt text documents. It uses its own encryption / decryption system.

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  • ^Dash^
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    Use Encryptro!!!

    You can use Encryptro, made by Coyotee Labs
    I know Coyotee (the author) and already got the program.
    The program will soon be available on www.coyoteelabs.go.ro

    The program can encrypt any tipe of file with or without a password and as many times you want (even different passwords for every encryption). Without the correct passwords you can't see sh*t in the file. Executables can't be run, files can't be seen (not even with hex editors).

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