Tech Tip: Apricorn Padlock - USB 2.0
Want to have access to your files and other data on the go, without any security concerns? Or just want a way to back up your data in a secure way? The Apricorn Padlock - USB 2.0 is a portable hard drive with a built-in security system. The Padlock connects via USB—but data cannot be accessed until you enter your unique PIN. The hard drive also encrypts all data in real-time.
The Padlock’s software-free design means there is no installation required, and the device is compatible with any operating system.
There are also physical security features—the device has a tough epoxy coating that seals the circuitry inside securely, and there is also a “brute force self-destruct feature” that triggers advanced security measures after failed PIN attempts—and, in serious cases, will destroy the encrypted information. As if that’s not enough it also has a wear-resistant keypad to avoid telltale wear on certain keys (which might give hackers or crooks a clue as to the PIN).
The drive’s rugged, sturdy design makes it perfect for taking with you everywhere, as it resists damage from drops and bumps.
The Padlock is available in a variety of storage sizes, from 250GB to 1TB, with prices starting at $150.
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