Linux,  Open Source Software,  Security

Unable to run Securstick from USB disk

I recently found Securstick which encrypts a folder on a USB stick and supports Linux, MacOS and Windows.

The application runs from the USB stick and opens a browser where you type the password to decrypt the contents. Unfortunately the application would not run from my USB disk on Pop!_OS but i found this post and followed the steps from the user GopherBaroque which resolved the issue for me. Just in case the steps are also below:

  1. Open your terminal
  2. Determine the UUID of the drives with the command “sudo blkid
  3. Create a mount point using the command “sudo mkdir / media / USB-Stick
  4. Enter the stick in the fstab with “sudo nano / etc / fstab
  5. Expand the fstab file with the following line:
  6. UUID=3D72-8344 /media/USB-Stick vfat defaults,users,noauto,exec,uid=1000,gid=1000 0 0
  7. Instead of “3D72-8344” insert the appropriate UUID of the respective stick
  8. Reboot

Give Securstick a try and be sure to always encrypt your important and sensitive data.

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