First Look: Lok-It Pocket Drive Secure Flash Drive

PCWorld: First Look – Lok-It Pocket Drive Secure Flash Drive

Lok-It doesn’t use encryption so doesn’t meet government security standards, but its hardware-only approach to security does mean it’s not susceptible to some kinds of hacking, and it won’t spook IT managers concerned about any device with software running on it being plugged into their networks.

“If you’re looking for software-less secure flash storage, then the Lok-It drive is your product. It’s secured by entering a PIN via a numeric keypad on the top of the drive, with no software involved at any level. This means the drive works with all operating systems and isn’t vulnerable to code hacking and key logging. It also means that workplaces that don’t allow executable files that run on drives that will be plugged into their computers can rest easy.

The Lok-It’s keypad is necessarily small. However, the drive has a tiny battery on board so you can enter the PIN while holding it in your hand, then plug it into the USB port of your computer within 30 seconds. I have a similar device from Corsair that is three years old and the battery still works, albeit after extremely light usage. Regardless, the device will always work when plugged in.”

Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing addresses the technology needs of small businesses, which are defined as businesses with fewer than 500 employees and/or less than $7 million in annual sales.

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