To encrypt data on your Mac I suggest to exploit the potential of the OS platform. A goof alternative to use FileVault (that protects the home folder encrypting it) is utilize Disk Utility to create a disk image with 256-bit encryption.
Open Utilities folder and run Disk Utility:
Select New Image
choose the name, location and size of the image, then select the desired type of Encryption:
I suggest to use 256-bit AES, because with a dual core processor there is no problem of slowness:
Then choose the password easy to remember A window will indicate to you its strength:
The program will make an encrypted dmg file.
To access your data type click on dmg file and insert your password:
I suggest to don’t save it the keychain.
A good alternative to install a version of Linux Live on USB is to use the “Linux Live USB Creator”, based on the famous open source program: VirtualBox.
Once you start the program, with 5 easy steps, you can install your prefer Linux Live version on a USB stick.
On www.linuxliveusb.com you can check the compatibility of your distro and if it’s possible to install it with or without persistence.
To activate the program:
– Step 1: Select the device;
– Step 2: Select the source (ISO image, CD) – (I chose KALI LINUX);
– Step 3: Select the space to be reserved for the persistence (if compatible);
– Step 4: Format the USB flash drive in fat32
– Step 5: Start the installation.
Once finished, you go to the stick and launch Virtualbox:
You can make some customizations by “Settings”:
Once you open the program click on “show” and your live version will be launched: