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Ted_Smith
August 22nd, 2008, 03:46 PM
Hi

I have a 1Gb Kingston 'DataTraveler - Secure Privacy Edition' encrypted USB Thumb Drive that has the 'DTSecure Privacy' application (DTSP_Launcher.exe) on it which unlocks the encrypted partition when executed and the password successfully entered.

The encryption is 256 bit AES Hardware encryption.

My question is, how can I use this thumb drive with Ubuntu? I phoned Kingston and they say it is only supported for Windows.

Cheers

Ted

tamoneya
August 23rd, 2008, 03:55 AM
Kingston seems to be very clear that it only works on microsoft operating systems. Also a quick google search shows up no results. If you want an encrypted cross platform flash drive you should go with true crypt. It will be a lot simpler. Also I personally trust truecrypt a bunch more than a closed piece of hardware. Yes it does offload the encryption/decryption onto the CPU but with the speed and multitasking ability of todays CPUs the overhead is minimal.