As revealed over the past year or so we know that the NSA has access to most users data, but that does not stop them from wanting more. NSA’s chief Michael Rogers has now called for a “front door” encryption key that would provide the NSA with access to your data, but the key would be broken into multiple parts so that no one agency or person could easily get in.
Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today introduced the Toshiba Encrypted USB Flash Drive, a device that utilizes a hardware based encryption process to deliver a robust, secure (military grade AES 256-bit encryption), easy to use and affordable solution to safely make sensitive data portable. Ideal for enterprise companies, government agencies and concerned consumers, the Toshiba Encrypted USB Flash Drive offers a higher assurance of security.
Patriot has just announced their brand new Supersonic Bolt XT USB 3.0 flash drive. The Supersonic Bolt XT brings high performance and hardware encrypted data security together like never before. Using built in FIPS 197 compliant hardware-based 256-bit AES security, the Supersonic Bolt XT is like having a personal Fort Knox in your pocket. The drive locks down and reformats after 10 consecutive failed password attempts.
According to a report on CNET, Google is preparing a new type of encryption on its Google Drive files that prevents the NSA and other intelligence organizations from accessing the files. Google is doing this to increase user privacy of its cloud storage and synchronization service.
Imation Corp., a global scalable storage and data security company, today announced availability of its next-generation IronKey S250 and D250 hardware-encrypted flash drives. Widely known as The World’s Most Secure Flash Drives, the newest IronKey flash drives feature faster performance, a redesigned control panel that supports multiple languages, and new remote management capabilities in its signature rugged, high-security design.
For all of the advances in online shopping and web security, there’s still the possibility that someone could steal your payment card information. While many ways to get this information rely on user misjudgement, a.k.a. phishing, there are still some technical problems which could be better handled. The Smart Swipe is a USB magnetic card reader which works with some software in Internet Explorer to address the most glaring of technical errors—cross-site scripting—and prevent the user from entering payment information at all when something about the site’s security is amiss. ThinkComputers checks out this device, and finds that it’s nifty, but limited. Read on for the review.