[Dshield] Requiring a key-pair to mount a volume

Stasiniewicz, Adam stasinia at msoe.edu
Sat Dec 17 21:25:57 GMT 2005

You have 2 choices.  First you can use EFS to encrypt the drive and
distribute the certificate pair to every computer you would like to
access the drive from.  Second you can use "PGP Virtual Disk" (costs
money though).  It would create a single PGP encrypted filed on the USB
key, which you would decrypt and mount as a new drive letter.

Let me know if you need a more detailed description of the above

Adam Stasiniewicz 
Computer and Communication Services Department 
Milwaukee School of Engineering 
MSCE: Messaging & Security 2003

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[mailto:list-bounces at lists.dshield.org] On Behalf Of Anthony Rodgers
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Subject: [Dshield] Requiring a key-pair to mount a volume


Like many folks, I use a USB thumb drive and was wondering if there  
was a way of allowing it to mount only on machines that had the  
appropriate half of a PKI pair, or requiring a passphrase to unlock a  
keypair in order to mount the drive.

The object would be to prevent someone mounting the drive on their  
machine if I lost it.

Any thoughts?

Anthony Rodgers
Business Systems Analyst
District of North Vancouver
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