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Security measures for CDs

I've been asked to provide security protection for CDs that we create for our sales force. I've been searching for encryption and password protection mechanisms to protect CDs but have found none. Can you help with a suggestion?


The simplest thing is to encrypt the disk image. There are many disk encryption products on the market. For example, you could use PGP Disk. You'd make a master disk by creating a 500 (for example) Mbyte PGP Disk file, adding everything you want to it, closing it, then burning it onto a CDR. The user would put the CD in, mount the PGP Disk file (on the CD) in a pseudo-partition and have access to the data.

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This was first published in October 2001

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