How to protect USB drives?
USB drive is fashionable because of its small size, portability and convenience. It has become a very important storage media over the years. In the beginning, it is a simple thumb media with 128 MB or smaller size. Till now, there are a wide variety of USB drives in our daily life: traditional USB drive, Flash drive, pen drive, thumb drive, jump drive, memory disk and card, external hard drive, mobile SD card etc. However, along with its convenience, its risks cannot be ignored.
Sharing USB with others is one of the root cause which makes your USB security at risk. If you share a USB drive, malware might be the biggest danger. It will steal your personal or business data with hacker technique. While malware is not the only problem. Unauthorized access to your USB data would also make your data unsafe. When share USB drive on a public computer, every user is able to copy, modify and even delete your data if there is no protection on your USB drive.
Another risk is losing your USB drive by accident. Since its small size, it is very easy to lose. A British report shows that, dry cleaners find about 9,000 forgotten USB memory sticks in people's pants pockets each year. Similarly, more than 12,500 portable devices including USB drives get left behind in Taxi cabs every six months. What's more, a large number of USB drives are not got lost by the owners themselves, but be stolen by others. No matter what way a USB drive is get lost, only if it contains sensitive personal or business data that's not encrypted or secure, it opens the door for identity theft and other types of cyber crime.
Therefore, USB protection has become the most important thing we need care. However, only a small part of USB drive owners have noticed the necessity and urgency of USB disk security. Even among those people, only a few know how to secure USB data effectively. In fact, protecting USB drives will not take much time or money.
How to protect USB drives to prevent data leaking?
Here are data security experts' suggestions for what you can do to minimize the risk that comes with using USB drives:
2. Hardware Solutions
3. Software Solutions
USB Security is one of the excellent data security software KakaSoft produced to password protect USB flash drives and all other portable devices. You can secure USB and all types of personal and business information in it without any headache of privacy breach even if you have lost your USB drive. Its advanced encryption technique ensures complete secure of your data. Simply protect your entire USB drive or detailed file with a password and you will never worry about any kind of data leaking, neither losing USB drive nor malware. To learn more about USB Security or get a free download to protect USB drives, you may visit its official site http://www.kakasoft.com/usb-security.
Now, you should have learned more about USB security. The next step you may do is just picking a suitable method to protect USB and portable drives right away and keep up good security habits in daily life.