Feeds

Fujitsu creates self-nuking Flash drive

This drive will self-destruct in 5, 4...

The Essential Guide to IT Transformation

Fujitsu has developed a USB memory stick ideal for anyone prone to mistakenly leaving sensitive documents lying around on trains. Why? Because this Flash drive has a self-destruct mode.

Fujitsu_secure_Flash

Fujitsu's drive deletes itself

The secure USB drive is still a prototype, but Fujitsu said the storage device – which also contains a processor and battery – will automatically erase its entire memory after a user-set period of time, such as 24 hours.

Alternatively, the drive can be set to automatically wipe its contents if plugged into an unregistered computer.

But if you don’t fancy wiping the drive’s contents then its alternative “file redirect” technology helps prevent access to its data altogether.

For example, anyone who found the drive lying around wouldn’t then be able to plug it into their PC and look at or copy your private files.

Quite why you wouldn’t opt to just have the drive wipe its memory in the event of you losing it seems odd, but we guess that if Fujitsu put a GPS chip inside then you could potentially track it down and retrieve your data safely.

A launch date hasn’t been announced. ®

Build a business case: developing custom apps

More from The Register

next story
4K video on terrestrial TV? Not if the WRC shares frequencies to mobiles
Have your say with Ofcom now, before Freeview becomes Feeview
iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple fell into IBM's arms
But never fear fanbois, you're still lapping up iPhones, Macs
Sonos AXES support for Apple's iOS4 and 5
Want to use your iThing? You can't - it's too old
You didn't get the MeMO? Asus Pad 7 Android tab is ... not bad
Really, er, stands out among cheapie 7-inchers
Apple winks at parents: C'mon, get your kid a tweaked Macbook Pro
Cheapest models given new processors, more RAM
Leaked Windows Phone 8.1 Update specs tease details of Nokia's next mobes
New screen sizes, dual SIMs, voice over LTE, and more
Nintend-OH NO! Sorry, Mario – your profits are in another castle
Red-hatted mascot, red-colored logo, red-stained finance books
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
The Essential Guide to IT Transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIO's automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise.
Maximize storage efficiency across the enterprise
The HP StoreOnce backup solution offers highly flexible, centrally managed, and highly efficient data protection for any enterprise.