How to lock down your USB drive

Kanguru key uses fingerprint sensor

Mike Yamamoto Staff Writer, CNET News.com
Mike Yamamoto is an executive editor for CNET News.com.
Mike Yamamoto

As USB storage keys have gotten smaller in form and larger and capacity, it's become increasingly tempting to store all manner of data on them--even more than on the hard drive, especially if the latter is prone to crashes. Which is exactly why companies are increasingly concerned about the security of USB ports and removable devices.

Kanguru Solutions has addressed that challenge with its "Bio Slider," a flash drive with a built-in biometric sensor, according to Gadgetell. The device, which starts at $100 in sizes from 512MB to 2GB, can be unlocked only with one of 10 registered fingerprints (if you need that many). Now we just need to make sure we don't lose our laptop.