ENC Security Encrypt Stick Adds Private Browser to Its Encrypted USB Drives

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ENC Security Encrypt Stick Adds Private Browser to Its Encrypted USB Drives

by Andrew Garcia

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Encrypt Stick

Encrypt Stick should work with any USB thumb driveā€”I installed mine on a 2GB tsotchke I picked up at a tradeshow. ENC officials say that browser and encryption speed performance could be adversely affected by low quality sticks, however.

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Password

The wizard guides the user to set up a password used to unlock the key, which then provides access to the Private Browser and any encrypted vaults set up using this key.

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Private Browser

Based on WebKit, the Private Browser scored well on the Acid test, as shown here. However, in tests, I found browser rendering to be extremely slow. ENC officials state this problem will be fixed in a forthcoming update.

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No Plug-ins

Private Browser supports Adobe Flash, albeit intermittently. On two test PCs, Flash worked in Private Browser, while in two others, Flash did not (left).

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Saves

When downloading files via the Private Browser, I found I could not save the files directly to an encrypted vault. This will also be addressed in a future revision.

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Moves

After saving files downloaded via the Private Browser to an unencrypted drive, I needed to move the file manually back to an encrypted vault by dragging it from Windows Explorer to the vault shown in Encrypt Stick. At this point, I get the option to securely delete the file from the unencrypted drive.

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Password Groups

I added a group for Web passwords within the Password Manager, creating several different accounts within the group.

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Fill in the Password

From the Private Browser, I could then right click on a username or password field to pull the credential from the Password Manager, avoiding the risk of keyloggers on an untrusted machine.

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