Military leaders have consistently warned of potential threats from a variety of sources including other countries – such as China – along with other self-styled cyber-vigilantes and terrorists. The issue has also been of concern at the Department of Homeland Security. A September audit by the DHS Inspector General recommended that the agency implement greater procedures to ensure that only authorized computer flash drives or other storage devices can be connected to the network there and that an inventory of those devices be set up.Finally, the Pentagon was quick to point their government agency isn’t the only institution having problems, but many companies and corporations are concerned about the potential security risks of USB drives, their data load size and their small size.Â It’s a feed ground for malice opportunity. Source:Â Associated Press. Continue Reading
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Providing security to USB drives is a growing problem for many companies but with Cryptzoneâ€™s solution, companies can now take control of this problem. Secured eUSB can convert any existing USB flash drive into a secure means of transporting sensitive data. The new version of Secured eUSB, version 4.0, will enable users to encrypt, decrypt, compress and password-protect personal files â€“ even entire folders â€“ stored on USB drives. Operating on the Windows platform Continue Reading
The idea is using electromagnetic radiation shot off by USB cables to decrypt the information flowing over them to crack your security and privacy.Â The crew at Security and Cryptography Lab at Switzerland’s EPFL have managed to eavesdrop wired keyboards and track keystrokes made by the user. What gets really crazy, is the electromagnetic eavesdropping, or cracking, can be administered up to 65 feet away.Â It’s clear that no one is safe. Continue Reading
Typically this wouldn’t bother most, but considering the 2008 Olympics are launching today, there are many foreign visitors who can’t use the internet the way they typically do.Â This is where the “Freedom Stick” comes into play.Â The USB dongle Freedom Stick, is a pre-loaded USB drive with all the software, utilities and hacks to get around the Great Wall Firewall of China.
USB dongle is pre-loaded with software which will secure the communications of any computer it is slotted into. Made available by Germany’s Chaos Computer Club, the stick uses the TOR (The Onion Router) network to cloak your connections, routing traffic around the world through anonymous computers, thus avoiding detection.The USB dongle is available for $30 and is clearly a must-have travel item for this years 2008 Olympics. Continue Reading
The funny part is, if the data is that important to keep safe, wouldn’t wouldn’t you spend a few minutes learning about encryption?Â I mean with the most powerful encryption software by TrueCrypt available for free, why not.Â Kicks the a$$ of this “hardware” solution. Continue Reading
The COFEE USB devices is ideal for on-site investigation where law-enforcement needs to extract data quickly and accurately.Â The Microsoft COFEE contains 150 commands which dramatically cuts down time to gather digital evidence.Â It can decrypt passwords and analyze a computer’s Continue Reading