How many devices do you own? Wait, better yet, how many devices do you own that have different operating systems? Now ask yourself one more question; How are you going to transfer that data while keeping under tight AES 256-Bit encryption?
There is only one way to do it; use Lok-It Secure Flash Drives. Lok-it is a 10-Key PIN-Pad Anodized Aluminum FIPS 140-2 Level 3 Certified. The 4gig model was the one tested. Testing was simple; secure data across four major platforms, OSx, Android, Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.x. That’s right, I said 4 platforms. Unlike other flash drives offering the same security, it is not software based. The encryption algorithms are right on board. Sorry iOS, until you have USB compatibility, your data is still vulnerable.
Setup was simple. I followed the directions to set up my “7” digit minimum passkey, and that was it. The passkey needs to be entered prior to inserting it into a USB slot, otherwise, it will not be recognized by any system. If you do it on Windows it will get the pop up error “…………..Windows does not recognize the device.” If you try it on Linux or OSx, it doesn’t even acknowledge the drive. This is the same with Android. To transfer data to your Android device, you need the LOK-IT File Sync for USB OTG. If you have a device, such as an Android Tablet with a USB port, that is all you need. If you have a device that has the mini-USB connector, you need the optional 5 pin connector.
Actual use is just as simple. Un-cap it, put and put in your pin. You now have 30 seconds to connect it or it locks again. Now it is recognized by all the aforementioned devices. In fact, when used in conjunction with the aforementioned Android app, it automatically opens and synchronizes.
It boasts the fact it is waterproof to three meters. If you have followed this column for a while, you know the testing goes above and beyond. While it doesn’t boast indestructability, I put it to a little test incorporating that as well as its ability to be impervious to water. (do not try these tests at home) So I accidently on purpose left it in my pants pocket. I put the pants in the wash. They went through a full cycle for regular clothing. I took it out, put in the pin and plugged it in. My data was safe. The second test was to put it in a puddle of water for a few minutes. While it was in the puddle, I repeatedly (5x) ran over it with a 2009 Chevy Cobalt with a curb weight of at least 2,815 Lbs. Again, I dried it off, put the pin in and plugged it in. It worked.
So lok up your most valuable data, lok up your valuable pictures, lok up your pass word data. Whatever you need to digitally protect, Lok-it. Learn more at Lok-it dot net.