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In the days of Mac OS 9 there were utilities such as DiskGuard from Intego and DiskLock (in its early incarnations before it got all fancy) that allowed you to assign a password to a disk, ideal for encrypting things such as zip disks and MicroDrives. I've been using DiskGuard and the Intego web site has now said for a year or two that the Mac OS X version has a 'release date not yet confirmed'. I'm therefore looking for another way of doing this on Mac OS X machines. Any suggestions? Thanks, Dave...

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    Default Password protect removable media?

    In the days of Mac OS 9 there were utilities such as DiskGuard from
    Intego and DiskLock (in its early incarnations before it got all fancy)
    that allowed you to assign a password to a disk, ideal for encrypting
    things such as zip disks and MicroDrives.

    I've been using DiskGuard and the Intego web site has now said for a
    year or two that the Mac OS X version has a 'release date not yet
    confirmed'.

    I'm therefore looking for another way of doing this on Mac OS X
    machines. Any suggestions?

    Thanks,

    Dave
    David Guest

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    Default Re: Password protect removable media?

    In article <cc.rl.ac.uk>,
    David Sankey <ac.uk> wrote:
     

    Same question. In OS 9 I have used Silverlining to password protect HD
    volumes (when I first format the disk). But now they say that feature
    is not available in OS X.
    Philo Guest

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    Default Re: Password protect removable media?

    In article <cc.rl.ac.uk>,
    David Sankey <ac.uk> wrote:
     

    DiskGuard apparently didn't encrypt data and therefore provided no
    security whatsoever, except from the most casual snooping.

    In 10.2 you can use Disk Copy to create an encrypted, writable disk
    image the same size as the amount of free space on the medium. Once the
    image is mounted by entering the passphrase, the contents remain
    available until it's unmounted.

    You can do the same thing with PGPdisk at a slightly higher level of
    security, which you probably don't need.

    --
    Linc Davis

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    Linc Guest

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