Sunday, September 21, 2008

MyUSBOnly - Keep your computer safe from flash-drive bad guys

I don't often feature applications that you have to pay for, but this one could save you big money somewhere along the line: MyUSBOnly costs $30, but will keep your data safe from anyone who would purloin it with a thumb-drive, MP3 player or portable USB hard-drive.

From their web site:
Stealing information - or just reading it without permission - is a lot easier than it used to be. All you have to do is stick a USB thumb drive into a port, copy some files, and put the drive back into your pocket.
You're very careful about encrypting your backup files, and the information that you send over the Internet. But you're probably not protecting your USB ports, which means someone could copy important PC files to a thumb drive. These thumb drives fit easily into pocket or purse. Bad guys can use them to steal your files, your financial information, and your identity.


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