August 17, 2007 With Flash drives becoming a necessity these days, the need to protect sensitive data from theft or simple misplacement is increasingly critical. The new USB 2.0 Flash Padlock from Corsair offers a physical security solution while on the go and addresses the need for secure data storage through hardware technology rather than software.
Flash Padlock features Auto-Locking that kicks-in after removal from the computer, so the user doesn’t need to remember to enable the protective feature. With its simple touch-pad security PIN entry system (up to 10 digits long), Flash Padlock can be unlocked quickly and confidentially. According to the manufacturer the Flash Padlock is impervious to "brute force" hacks or keystroke loggers that might defeat a software secured unit. The device works on Windows, MAC and Linux platforms without the use of additional software.
Flash Padlock is available in two capacities - the Flash Padlock 1GB costs US$29.99 and the 2GB version costs US$39.99.