You want your data locked down so snoops canâ€™t get to it. You want it protected too against damage from being wet, like when your dog chews on it, or physical abuse likeâ€¦well, when your dog chews on it.
Kingston thought of your dog when they designed their Data Traveler Secure USB flash drives. They made it in titanium-coated stainless steel case that makes the flash drive waterproof up to a depth of 4 ft. Thatâ€™s the physical security part.
The data security part is about encryption, 256-bit AES hardware encryption so strong that even Mitnick will take a hard and long time (about 43 seconds) to hack.
The Kingston Data Traveler Secure is out there now for you to buy at $33 to $244, your choice of from 512MB to 4GB.
It has an even more secure brother, the Data Traveler Secure â€“ Privacy Edition, meant for business customers and it comes with full drive AES encryption and a complex password protocol. Itâ€™s not out yet because Kingston still canâ€™t decide how much to price the thinga-ma-jig.
Letâ€™s seeâ€¦a USB drive that is safe from snoops and Snoopy, how much should it be?