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This Flash Drive Will Self-Destruct in 5 Seconds: Fujitsu Working on Flash Drive That Can Auto-Erase Data

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Wanna know who fills the hardware needs of covert operatives? Fujitsu. The company will deny it of course, but the sharp eyes over at GetUSB just released some top-secret info regarding Fujitsu’s prototype USB flash drive that can erase the data it contains after a set amount of time, or if someone attempts to copy or transfer the data to an “unauthorized workstation or server”. Hmmm.

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Okay so it’s not really top-secret technology, and I don’t think Fujitsu is willing to make a USB device that explodes to protect its data. Still, I think Fujitsu is on the right track here; us ordinary folks don’t have lots of confidential files, but I think a lot of companies will pay for this kind of portable storage. Let’s hope that Fujitsu includes a voice recorder in the finished product: “Your mission, should you decide to accept it…”



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