Fujitsu’s secure USB with auto-erase function


Fujitsu Laboratories on Friday announced the development of two new technologies designed to prevent data stored on a USB flash drive from falling into the hands of bad guys.

First they have a USB memory device (pictured above) with a built-in processor and battery that will erase data after a certain period of time or if it’s plugged into an unregistered computer.

The other new technology is file redirect software that can prevent files on a USB flash drive from being saved to another computer, or uploaded to an unapproved server. This can also be used to prohibit confidential data from being sent as an e-mail attachment or from being printed.

At the moment, this technology is undergoing internal trials at Fujitsu Limited. After verification tests, these products will be available to the masses.

[Via OhGizmo!]