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    USB Safeguard Alternatives

    USB Safeguard is described as 'Its a software to encrypt and protect data with a password on your removable pen drives using the AES 256 bits encryption' and is an app in the os & utilities category. There are more than 50 alternatives to USB Safeguard for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is TrueCrypt, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like USB Safeguard are Windows BitLocker, Encrypto, Axcrypt and Seahorse.

    This page was last updated Jan 13, 2021
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
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    Its a software to encrypt and protect data with a password on your removable pen drives using the AES 256 bits encryption.
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    1. [TrueCrypt is not exactly "Open Source", but the source is available. See the reviews to get more information.]

      Discontinued

      Currently unmaintained. Last version, TrueCrypt 7.1a, is still available for download and development has continued via the forks VeraCrypt and CipherShed. "The development of TrueCrypt was ended in 5/2014 after Microsoft terminated support of Windows XP. Windows 8/7/Vista and later offer integrated support for encrypted disks and virtual disk images."

    2. BitLocker Drive Encryption is a data protection feature that integrates with the operating system and addresses the threats of data theft or exposure from lost, stolen, or inappropriately decommissioned computers.


    3. Encrypto lets you encrypt files before sending them to friends or coworkers. Just drop a file into Encrypto, set a password, and then send it however you normally would — but this time with added security. It’s free for both Mac and Windows.
    4. AxCrypt is a simple file encryption software for Windows. It integrates seamlessly with your workflow to encrypt, decrypt, store, send and work with files.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
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      Seahorse is a GNOME application for managing encryption keys and passwords in the GNOME Keyring.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
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      EncFS provides an encrypted filesystem in user-space. It runs without any special permissions and uses the FUSE library and Linux kernel module to provide the filesystem interface. You can find links to source and binary releases below.

      Warning

      The author has agreed that EncFS in its current form is dangerous (to security) for several reasons. Wikipedia has a brief summary: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EncFS#General_Security_Concerns

      The actual audit, which the author participated in, is here: https://defuse.ca/audits/encfs.htm

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    5. Lock and unlock your computer using USB flash drives as keys.
    6. If your computer were ever to be stolen, are you certain that your personal information cannot be discovered? Jetico’s BestCrypt software automatically encrypts your files so that nobody can read the data unless they have the right password or keys.
    7. The Gnome Encfs Manager is an easy to use manager and mounter for encfs stashes. It allows you to create encrypted directories, any file that is placed in such a directory will be encrypted.
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      • Android
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      • Android Tablet
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      Folder Lock is a file lock, folder protection & file encryption software to lock folders & password protect folders. Encrypt files and lock USB Drive. Free Download!
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