Way to Secure Your USB Flash Drive
Imagine the situation - you low your flash drive and it ends up in the hands of a criminal. The thief pokes around in your precious files and your private information gets into the wrong hands. What a nightmare! But there's a solution: encryption. If you're lucky enough to have a copy of Windows 7 Ultimate, you can right-dick the flash drive icon from The Computer menu and select Turn on BitLocker'to start the process. Other versions of Windows lack the BitLocker facility, but there's a free application that does the same thing -you'll find TrueCrypt at www.truecrypt.org.
This is open source utility available for Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000, Mac OS X and Linux. Using this tool user can set pre-boot authentication to the specific partition or drive where operating system is installed. It also creates virtual encrypted disk and mounts it as real disk.It provides automatic, real-time (on-the-fly) and transparent encryption solution.