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NTI Ninja

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This helpful little utility solves a big problem with using USB flash drives to carry around files--what happens if you lose one and it falls into the wrong hands? NTI Ninja lets you create a private folder on the USB flash drive that only you, or someone to whom you give the password, can see and use. That way, you can still carry around sensitive data, but know that no one else will be able to read it. Anyone will be able to read and see the public folder, but only you or those with your password will be able to read the private one.

The program is simple to use, and you determine the size of both the public and private folders. When you plug a USB drive which has been encrypted with it into a computer onto which you've installed NTI Ninja, you'll be immediately asked for the password. If you plug it onto a PC which doesn't have the program installed, there's no way to see that the private folder even exists. However, double-clicking the file called OpenNinja.exe will pop up a dialog box asking for the password. If a person types in the proper password, the program will install itself, and the person will be able to view the hidden folder.

--Preston Gralla

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At a Glance
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