Posts Tagged ‘flash drive’

Apple to pioneer USB Drive Software

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

This is a very interesting idea, that could very well be the beginning of the end of the CDROM as a means of distributing software and other media …

I’ve been waiting patiently for this moment for years and it comes as no surprise to me that it’s Apple leading innovation in the software sales market.  The company launched their new OS X Lion operating system update as a download through the new Mac App Store.  What they also announced however was that this $29.99 OS update will also be available to order, for a modest premium, on a USB Pen Drive from late August.

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How To Protect USB Sticks And The Data On Them

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Helpful advice for anybody who uses USB memory devices …

Carrying an USB-stick around with you can be beneficial in numerous situations. USB devices are for instance ideal to copy data without having to carry a larger device like a notebook or netbook around. They are also ideal for accessing portable programs on third party computer systems, nothing beats working with familiar programs on unfamiliar systems.

But USB devices introduce several security risks that computer users did not have to cope with since the demise of the floppy disk. Programs like USB Dumper can for instance copy all contents of a connected USB-stick directly to the host computer’s storage devices without the USB-stick owner ever knowing that this happened.

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