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USB Thumb Drive - Storage, Tips and Security

Updated on February 19, 2012

USB Thumb Drive - Storage, Tips and Security

There is a substantial abundance of good old USB thumb drives in today’s technology market. Some devices are faster, offer better compression and are generally just better than their competitors but are they really a safe means to store your information?

A developer of the technology know as ‘Corsair’ has stated that is has come up with a great solution to the problem of security with the tiny devices. They force you to enter a unique code into the thumb drive before you can even access the data. While the idea is great on paper does it really assist with security?

The technology that locks the device is known as a ‘flash padlock’ and it protects all the the files and data stored on the device. The code isn’t entered on screen but on a small touchpad on the actual device itself! The technology is said to be very resistant to aggressive password hacking attempts and is pretty much immune to keylogging:

A keylogger is a type of virus that stores any key press entered into your computer. It is commonly used by data thiefs to access accounts ranging from something as basic as an online gaming account all the way to something life-critical as an online bank account. Thankfully it is almost impossible now for thief’s to access online bank accounts due to the ‘Verified by Visa’ and similar technology.

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