Securing data flash disk

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Maybe you often feel worried about the computers and peripheral devices such as
hard drives around, flashdisk, CD's, floppy disks, browsers, etc., in the presence
of viruses, Trojans, or cyber-crime that can attack your computer. For that, maybe
you can consider the following input devices to protect the security of computers
and peripherals in the vicinity.


   Be aware of risk. Most people inadvertently collect viruses and other malware
in emails and websites they use shadows. However, lately, the threat comes from
the computer removable media, such as floppy disks, not the Internet. As email
comes more quickly in the spread of malicious code, to removable media, trouble
behind the scenes. Therefore, sometime in the future removable media will not
only be a threat, but more powerful than ever as an example a user can threaten
computer systems.


Disable Windows Auto Play. Most computers are configured to automatically
load a particular program when a user insert a CD or plug-ins in the flash drives of
their computers. While the Auto Play feature can make some tasks easier, such as
listening to CDs or view photos, as well as to facilitate access to malicious code
into the flash, which will then impact on your computer. Windows also allows
users to block certain file types from loading files automatically. However,
blocking Auto Play in Windows is more difficult, and there are way more easy to
administer, such as the following:
You can download a small program Tweak UI, which has a mini application, the
Power Toys.
      After downloading Tweak UI, click the plus sign next to the setting "My
Computer" to display the Auto Play option.
      You can disable Auto Play in a specific drive, drive type and application
type. For best protection, you can choose "types" and unchecked the box "Enable
Auto Play" for CDs, DVDs, and removable drives.


   Use Security Software. For added security, security software can disable the
computer USB port simultaneously. This is useful for the business world, which
would complicate the transfer of sensitive information. You can configure the
security software such as antivirus, to read all the information from the USB port
to play the system and possibly malicious code to interfere, before the files are
copied into the main system.
Beware of the saved file. To ensure that others can not retrieve important
information from outside the office, computer owners can track the use of flash
drives with one of the security applications, such as firewalls. The safest way is
you should not store the data and information are very important in flash.
Encrypt Files. If you are forced to store critical data in the flash, then you can use
data encryption software to hide data from prying eyes. Encryption software
works by collecting data that will be difficult to do without software decoding
"key" to open it. So if your flash of a moment lost, your data is still safe. Many
flash drives come with encryption software, which allows users to store personal
files in a folder that has been encrypted in it.

				
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