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I just got a JumpDrive by Lexar. It is a handy little way to carry around important data and I am so enthused. Then it occurred to me...I have my resume on there and hypothetically, if I lost my keys, my address is therefore available to whoever found them! So, I would like to know if there is a way to put a password on the files/folders on the JumpDrive, or the drive itself. I went to Lexar's site but didn't find anything. Can anyone help me out with this? THANK YOU!

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Unless you got the JumpDrive Secure, you're probably out of luck. The JumpDrive Secure comes with pre-loaded security software, and you can add a password to it so that your stored information remains safe.

I'm not sure why they didn't add that to ALL their USB flash drives.... Logic dictates, but nobody listens..........


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Unless you got the JumpDrive Secure, you're probably out of luck. The JumpDrive Secure comes with pre-loaded security software, and you can add a password to it so that your stored information remains safe.

I'm not sure why they didn't add that to ALL their USB flash drives.... Logic dictates, but nobody listens..........


Thanks! Logic would dictate that this should be on all the jumpdrives...I wonder if there is any security software that can be added to it.


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You can encrypt the data with an RSA encryption program. Of course, then everytime you want to use it you will have to decrypt it, but since RSA is foolproof, you can be assured that noone who doesn't have the public or private encryption keys will be able to access your files.

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You can encrypt the data with an RSA encryption program. Of course, then everytime you want to use it you will have to decrypt it, but since RSA is foolproof, you can be assured that noone who doesn't have the public or private encryption keys will be able to access your files.

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Thanks! I assume though, that if I wanted to open the file on someone else's computer, they would need to have this encryption program to decrypt it, right? I'm not familiar with RSA encryption.


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Although I never had the need to use RSA encryption, the programs are quite small, and you carry the setup files around with you.

Ofcourse, it is a pain in the butt, especially if you are using it everyday.

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Thanks for the advice. I will look into this.

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