Most of us are used to carrying files on a USB flash drive or data stick. But how secure is the data? Many sticks offer a password, but what if the stick itself is lost? Professionals often carry sensitive data and losing the contents, would be a disaster.
Kingston has addressed this concern in the latest Data Traveler series of USB storage. The finger-sized DT 2000 comes with its own numeric keypad. You use the pad to enter a PIN — a combo up to 8 numbers or letters — and the stick is secured with AES 256-bit encryption. If anyone else attempts to open it, the device will be locked after 10 wrong attempts and the data will be wiped clean. You have nothing to worry — if you have retained a backup. There are no instructions with the device so you need to follow the procedure given at www.kingston/dt2000 to secure it with your personal PIN.
The DT 2000 comes in three capacities, 16GB (Rs 10,000), 32GB (Rs 14,000) and 64GB (Rs 18,000). Yes, they cost many times more than ordinary data sticks of similar size. consider: you are paying for security and peace of mind not storage capacity.