Due to their small size and potential to fall out of your pocket, flash drives are common objects of theft. Encryption and a password can help to keep the data within the drive safe.
It’s long been thought that the more complicated a password, the harder it is for hackers. This once maybe once was true — but not any longer. As decryption and other hacker techniques become more advanced, it’s also becoming easier to guess shorter passwords. By adding additional characters, you’re adding millions of additional possibilities for hackers to have to sort through. So add an extra phrase to the end of your passwords.