I carry a 2Gb SD Card in my wallet almost every day. On the card, I have a complete portable suite of applications, pictures, movies, music and some personal data.
I keep it backed up occasionally, so I’m not worried if I lose it. However, I don’t want my personal data falling into the wrong hands. Up until recently, I’ve been using the free Safehouse Explorer to encrypt all that data. It’s a fantastic and easy to use encryption utility, but now I’m using an app that works better for me.
Rohos Mini Drive (RMD) is a free encryption utility, especially designed to hide and protect data on a USB flash drive or other flash media, such as my SD card. RMD has a host of features that make it simple to manage hidden data on a flash drive. Here are a few:
- Creates a virtual encrypted partition (volume)
- Automatically detects your USB drive and helps create a new volume
- Portable works on a guest computer without Admin rights
- Volume is protected by password
- Encryption is automatic – on-the-fly’
- Encryption algorithm is AES 256 bit
- Virtual Keyboard – protects your password from keyloggers
- Autorun Folder – shortcuts that automatically start when volume is opened great for launching portable menus
- File Virtualization you can safely open files without them being decrypted to temporary space on the host PC
- FREE for non-commercial, personal use