There are lots of people out there who have data on their computer that they don't want unauthorized people accessing. Whatever you need to keep safe from your collection of 80's music to personal information like medical records encryption is the way to go. Onix International has announced that the latest EncryptStick Version 4.1 flash drive is now available.
There are lots of people out there who keep a flash drive with them at all times. A flash drive can be used to share photos, carry documents, and lots more. With many people keeping a flash drive on them at all times one of the most popular places to carry a drive is on a keychain.
Not too long ago Kingston had to recall some of its secure flash drives because a flaw was found in the encryption used that allowed the security protocols to be bypassed. Kingston wasn't the only flash drive maker that had to recall secure drives because of the flaw. Today Kingston has unveiled a new flash drive that uses hardware approved by the DoD for the transportation of classified documents.
Keeping your data safe when you store it on a flash drive is a big deal for many users. If you work with sensitive documents or carry personal data like medical records on a flash drive the need for security is even more important. Lockheed Martin has announced a new PC on a Stick called IronClad.
You may or may not have heard that an exploit was found that would allow unauthorized users to bypass the security on flash drives that use certain types of encryption. That means that any confidential files on the drives could be accessed when the user thought they were encrypted and secure. This could create a big problem for businesses with confidential customer information on a flash drive.
There has been a lot of news over the last week or so about a flaw in supposedly encrypted flash drives and storage devices that would allow a nefarious user to bypass the security of a drive. This has left some people that are security conscious looking for a new flash drive and MXI Security has a new one that may do the trick.
USB 3.0 gear is going to be big at CES 2010 starting in January. There have already been several announcements of different companies that will be showing off USB 3.0 gear at the show. Much of the gear will be hitting the market early next year for consumers to get their hands on too. Super Talent and Symwave have announced that they will be showing off the USB 3.0 RAIDDrive at CES 2010.
Several new dual interface flash drives have been unveiled recently and many of them are sporting USB 3.0 connectivity. Team has announced its new dual format flash drive that sports eSATA but uses older USB 2.0 tech rather than the new speedier interface.
With USB 3.0 on the horizon we are starting to see lots of gear show up that supports the new interface. We may not see native Intel USB 3.0 chipsets in 2010, but we will see lots of add-in cards and peripherals show up next year and a bunch of them will be seen first at CES 2010.