Encryption and Thumb Drives

Recently my wife ran into a situation where she had misplaced her new thumb drive (thankfully, she found it), but it got me to thinking about securing mine. These flash drives are a great way to carry around information, but they are also quite small and obviously, easy to lose.

A quick search led me to the TrueCrypt encryption app. Their site says that they are currently on version 5.0a and I am looking forward to working with it. If all goes well for my flash drive, I am going to have to seriously consider doing this with my laptop as well.

Feel like I am about five years behind the curve on this, but better to admit that than to have the problem just go unchecked.