How serious are you about data security? You should be very serious about it. Security breaches are occurring by the day, and valuable data is getting stolen. Authentication methods help us protect our devices from unauthorized access. Think about the password, pattern or fingerprint lock on your smartphone. If your phone has authentication methods, why not your USB flash drive? This storage unit may be a point for your confidential information. The last thing you want is for someone to access the content of your USB drive without your permission. That’s why this new device; a USB with a fingerprint lock, could be the future.
The fingerprint USB drive is part of a crowdfunding project on Indiegogo. It’s design commands attention. It’s sleek, geometrical and has a high-tech and futuristic look. The design, when combined with its fingerprint sensor and rapid storage, could be an impressive device.
It’s most interesting feature is the fingerprint sensor attached to the device for encryption. It uses AES265 encryption to guard your drive and ensure data safety. When a user first gets the device and plugs into a computer, there is a content management system to set up an administrator as well as to add fingerprints. In addition, there is both the “public” and “private” sectors, with adjustable capacities, so that the user decides exactly which files are private and those which are not.
The makers claim the device supports Windows XP/7/8/10, OSX 10.4 and newer versions. They also assure the public that the sensor is tough and will not easily succumb to scratches.
The fingerprint USB drive comes in different capacities, each costing a different price. There exist the 8GB, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB Fingerprint USB drives. Deliveries are expected to roll out by September. In the meantime, if you like the idea you can back this project on Indiegogo.
So what do you think to this new device, and is it secure or do you think it has the potential to be hacked?
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