We're big fans of memory here. Remembering stuff is a fundamental part of being human and without it computers would suck. And the flash industry has really upped its game in recent years, bringing the price of memory chips down while pushing their capacities up.
We're now seeing 32GB flash MP3 players from some big players: Apple and Creative, for example. But thankfully this level of flash memory is also getting shoved inside memory sticks, meaning it's quite possible to carry around portable applications, your entire My Documents folder, all your emails and even home videos. We'… Read more
USB Flash drives are great. Securing them, however, is not so great. They are easily lost and the more you use one, the more likely it will contain files you consider sensitive. Corsair recently came out with a product that takes an entirely new approach to securing flash drives.
Seeing as this is a Defensive Computing blog, it goes without saying that my personal flash drives are secure. I use a free, open-source program called TrueCrypt. There are however, three problems with this approach:The hassle of installing TrueCrypt and learning how to use it. There is a portable version … Read more