I am aware of the open-source software veracrypt but I would like to know if there is a way to encrypt a USB stick in such a way that I could plug into a Windows, Mac, or Linux OS and be able to decrypt without any additional software.
If I encrypt a pen drive with veracrypt then I always need to carry another USB stick with portable versions of veracrypt for Windows, Mac, some Linux distros.
There are two half solutions to my problem but I am not satisfied with either:
- Instead of having another usb stick with portable veracrypt version I could partion the main usb stick into two sections (one encrypted and one not) and keep the veracrypt installer on the non-encrypted section.
- If I encrypt a usb stick with with windows bitLocker sofware then I can plug the USB to any windows 8 or higher and I can decrypt it right away however I believe such would not work when I plug into a Mac or a Linux system.
Does anyone know of a more versatile way to encrypt a Pen drive?