USB Secure 2.1.9 User reviews

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A worthless piece of junk....
by lucianus on 29 Sep 2015
Rating: (Bad) for version 2.0.3

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About USB Secure (version 2.03) the manufacturer writes the following:

- "Fool proof without backdoors"
- "Multiple layers of security prevent criminals from accessing your receptive files and folders"
- "Patent pending protection methods ensures your data will remain secure under all circumstances"
- "New USB Secure update promises better protection from more sophisticated attacks"

Well, I can assure you that those are merely hollow phrases, because ANYONE - without being a specialist or sophisticated -can get access to those secured data, without using whatever decrypting tool, just by means of any data compression/extraction program (e.g. 7zip or WinRar):

- Open Windows Explorer and unhide hidden files and folders
- Select the USB flashdrive which has been 'secured' with USB Secure
- Right-click on the hidden folder Thumbs.ms and add it to an archive with the data compression software
- Save the archive (Thumbs.ms.rar or Thumbs.ms.zip) onto a different drive (e.g. your hard disk)
- Open the archive with the data compression software
- Double-click on the folder Thumbs.ms
- Double-click on the folder that starts with COM1
- Double-click on the folder that has an unreadable, gibberish name
- Voila, you will see the 'secured' files/folders and are able to extract (and open/read) them anywhere you like...

That makes this product a worthless piece of junk.
Pros
none at all
Cons
does NOT protect your data
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carlosbece on 31 Oct 2017
Hey lucianus, GREAT advice. I was able to crack with ease USB Secure too. I went a bit further and tried your procedure on USBSecurity and you know what, same conclusion: Worthless.

You save me from paying these rip-off companies. Thanks a bunch.

CB

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