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May 27, 2019 at 11:44 pm #13825625
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Both SoS and xSecuritas web site have ample doc on program features but not on the mechanics of how the program is used.
1. I assume that the executable that is downloaded through the SoS hub, is downloaded to and installed on the Windows PC and not the USB, ext HDD, etc that you want to encrypt.
2. I also assume that the Windows installed program is then started/used to setup the encryption on the target, ie the USB, ext HDD.
3. I also assume that once the target USB is encrypted, the USB can be moved to another PC and the executable required to decrypt the USB is located in the root of the USB drive as a result of step 2.
The reason I ask is, I don’t want the executable downloaded in step 1 to decrypt the HDD drive that the install is being executed from. It also wouldn’t make sense if the only PC that could encrypt/decrypt the USB is the original PC that the USB Safe Guard program was installed on.
Can someone clarify the mechanics of how the program is used?May 29, 2019 at 5:08 pm #13840525
Sorry for the delay.
I hope the following will help you:
1. Install “USB Safe Guard” in Windows. (Windows 7 or later)
2. Use this program to change the general USB to secure USB.
** Structure of Secure USB **
2-1. Assuming a general USB capacity of 16 GB
2-2. Create a Security partition with a size of 16 GB excluding 5 MB.
mean :: 5 MB => Normal partition
16GB – 5MB => secure partition
2-3. Now the USB consists of a normal Partition and Security Partitions.
2-4. Security Partition is not visible in programs such as explorer.
2-5. “USB Safe Guard” copies the launcher program (USBMain.exe) to a regular partition.
2-6. The generated secure USB can be run on Windows XP or later.
3. How to run secure USB
3-1. Insert USB into PC.
3-2, Now only partitions with 5MB areas are displayed in the Explorer.
3-3. Run USBMain.exe here.
3-4. USBMain.exe temporarily installs drivers and so on to make the security partition visible in Explorer.
3-5. When a secure partition is activated, the user can save files and so on here, which are encrypted.
3-6. To exit Secure USB, select ‘Exit Secure USB’ from the Tray menu.
3-7. The security partition will disappear after unloading the driver etc.
Is it helpful?
if you have any question, please let me know..May 30, 2019 at 6:17 pm #13850206
That is the explanation I was looking for. Now makes sense. Thank you.