But convenience comes at a cost. The small size of USB sticks has increased the chances of you forgetting, misplacing or loosing it. And with it, you also loose the data stored on it, which may be sensitive in nature and can cause damage to your privacy and safety.
The best way to get protected from loosing your private data is to password protect USB Data with some sort of encryption tools. There are lots of USB Data Encryption Utilities available, but I am sot of fond of portable utilities, and here I find a useful free portable USB Encryption Tool.
USB Safeguard – A Useful Portable USB Data Encryption Tool
USB Safeguard is a freeware files encryption utility, small, portable and easy to use. Simply drag and drop files and folders to quickly protect your sensitive documents, and then enter an password to encrypt and decrypt the files that you want to protect from prying eyes.
Not only encrypts your files, it also has ‘Safe Internet Browsing’ option to surf safe on web and removes all Internet traces like URL history, typed URLs, typed passwords in web forms and etc. Built in file shredder – i.e. wiping the contents of the original pre-encrypted file – and more.
Your data is secure while the drive it is out and about with you in an Internet cafe’s or at work.
Features of this useful Data Encryption Tool
- Runs with any usb pen drive
- No installation required
- Easy drag & drop file adding
- Built in file shredder
- Secure your data if drive is lost