Toshiba Encrypted USB Drive Includes Physical Keypad

Not ready to fully adopt the cloud to secure your most sensitive data, the Toshiba Encrypted USB Flash Drive has an integrated keypad that serves as a padlock for your files.

As much as we love the cloud nowadays, keeping your data on a physical device still can’t be beat when it comes to safety…Ask the celebs with leaked nudes floating around the web. Even physical devices aren’t fully secure if somebody steals your drive from right under your nose. Toshiba has introduced an encrypted USB drive with an integrated keypad to ensure only you have access to stored data.

The drive is about the size of a stick a gum and comes in 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB capacities. When you’re ready access the drive’s contents, you first have to enter your PIN code to unlock the drive before plugging it into your computer. When you eject the drive, it automatically locks the drive. There are even two LED lights that indicate whether the drive is in “Locked” or “Unlocked” status.

The USB drive boasts AES 256-bit encryption (whatever that means), and for extra security, if the PIN code is entered incorrectly a total of 10 times, the encrypted USB drive will automatically wipe the drive’s contents to make sure nobody, not even you, can view or extract the data. If you’re super scary with your data, you can pick up the Toshiba Flash USB drive starting at $90.

Somebody needs to hand out a bunch of these things to Sony IT employees.

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