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USB: Protect Your Portable Hard Drive from Snoopers

Todays external storage devices sport huge capacities that enable you to carry around your entire digital world while on the move. They often have a USB interface that can be used to quickly and conveniently plug them into any computer with a free USB port. However, this ease-of-use is also a security nightmare especially if the data stored on your portable hard drive isnt protected. Imagine then if you accidentally lost your portable drive and it fell into the wrong hands? In this case, without some form of security in place, all your files would be available for anyone to read. If you also store unencrypted personal information on your portable device too, then you run the risk of being a victim of identity theft. However, with the help of this guide youll be able to tighten up your USB devices security so the data on it is stored safely. By reading this article, youll also find out how to use free software from the Windows Advisor website to transform your USB portable device into a rocksolid digital safe.

Category: Internet & Security
Issue: 2011 Issue 7 September/October
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7
Article Reference: U7

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