Encrypt your USB memory stick

What to feel like Edward Snowden and walk around with an encrypted memory stick in your pocket?
Use cryptsetup to create LUKS encryption on your removable media. 


A lecture on backups and how to encrypt removable media

Golden rules of backups
- at least 3 copies.
- stored in atleast 2 different locations. 
- any removable media is encrypted. 
- if the backups have not been tested they do no exist. 
- RAID does not count as a copy. 

If you are using USB drives to backup your data, you have no excuse to not encrypt them. The handy procedure is exactly the same for USB sticks and is supported by all the main Linux distributions.

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