There are many USB flash/hard drives embedded with data encryption* function available on the market. They are convenient to use and fast in encrypting/decrypting data, but comparatively expensive. An alternative is to install free data encryption software e.g. “BitLocker-to-Go” on your USB device to keep data secure.
* Encryption is a translation of data into meaningless codes using an encryption ‘key’. The same ‘key’ must be used to decrypt the codes so that the data becomes readable again. The method could protect your data stored on USB devices in case of loss, theft or unauthorized access.
Creation Date: Jun 2012