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Keeping information stored on Flash drives is vital, but if you’re not convinced that software encryption’s secure enough then a physical option’s now available.

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Thanko's USB padlock

Quirky Japanese retailer Thanko has launched a combination padlock for Flash drives that slides onto the USB connection and enables you to set a three-digit security number.

Once set, the lock can’t be removed from the drive unless the combination is dialled.

Since the lock sits on the USB connection, the drive could also be used to prevent all sorts of USB-connected gadgets from being used.

Thanko’s USB padlock is available online for ¥780 (£4/€6/$8).

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