How to Password Protect USB Drive
Carrying data which includes sensitive information with USB drive is very common for us. But we should consider how to protect the sensitive or important data in case of loss or theft. The best way is to password protect them with password which can ensure the unauthorized access to the protected data in USB Drive.
Here we provide 3 methods which can help you password USB drive. No matter which way you choose, make sure to keep everything update in time.
Method 1: Renee File Protector
There is a lot of third-party data encryption software which claims to protect data in USB with password. But not all of them are so-called quality. With professional data protection software – Renee File Protector, you can find a totally different experience and password protect any part of the data in your USB drive. Easy to use, convenience and reliable!
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Method 2: Bitlocker on Windows
Some users may think of password protect the USB Drive with Bitlocker. However, security holes and vulnerabilities has been found in Bitlocker, which can be hacked. There is no need to worry about it. Hacking is not so easy since it needs a lot of technical skill. And security is always being improved and updated.
Bitlocker will encrypt your USB drive and then will ask for the password whenever you want to access data inside. But not all the Windows versions are equipped with Bitlocker.
Method 3: Hardware Encrypted USB Drives
If you do not want to make the encryption by yourself then the third option: buy a USB drive with built-in encrypt function could be a good choice for you.
Please make sure the encrypted USB drive is under enough security. If you check reviews under some cheap options on shopping websites like Amazon, you will find someone who were “shocked” when they were able to access the data in such “encrypted USB drives” without entering their password.