A limited number of USB drives offer physical locking against writing and thus can protect us from infecting malware and deleting data when used with foreign computer stations
Many years ago, a USB (portable storage) drive became one of the most convenient ways to move our information between computers.
In many cases, we are required to transfer our data between computers that are known and protected without fear. But there are cases when our data is transferred to public computers, some of which are unclear how many people used them before us and some of them were pasted by me Viruses And other malware.
The problem is often relevant to students who need to transfer data between the computer at home and the university. The same goes for people who travel around the world and want to transfer data to hotel computers or Internet cafes. There, too, many had previously used public computers and exposed them to the danger of infection. It is true that some computers reset themselves each time they run to protect against viruses, but when a student or traveler puts in the hassle Mobile For a computer - it does not necessarily make sure to restart a computer before doing so.
is also Computer Technician Those who need to treat virus-infected computers (some of them are disconnected from the network for this reason) will want to protect the USB drive they connect to run test and repair software. Of course in some cases you can use a read-only CD, which is also protected from virus infection, but today many computers no longer have such a device, and the whole issue of using and burning CDs is slower and more cumbersome.
Many do not even use a USB drive but online services such as Dropbox andGoogle Drive - but enter password for services אינטרנט In a public or unfamiliar place is not always a safe and correct solution. Keyboard keystrokes with your password may be passed on to an unknown cause.
For this reason provide several companies drives USB With a Switch button that allows you to easily transfer the mobile drive to read-only mode - a mode where the data can be read but it is impossible to write or delete data from the USB drive. Quick transfer back to writing mode allows you to use the driveUSB As usual on any other USB disk.
The flat Mobile With switch to read only mode
This is not an innovative solution. In fact the solution has been around for many years, but many are unaware of its existence and need. In many cases the cost of USB-protected drives is higher than standard USB drives, but these are usually affordable prices.
The inventory of these storage solutions is quite limited. As far as is known, the recognized manufacturers do not provide such solutions and are satisfied with various options such as encryption of information that can protect the USB drive both from reading and writing. But opening the encryption by password will expose the USB drive to write and insert again Viruses.
There are other software programs that help protect against infection, but in many cases it is only to be hoped that they are installed on the public computer. You can of course install anti-virus software and clean the infection at home, but it's post-infection treatment. Prevention in advance is of course much better.
So where can I find drives USB Such? As mentioned, unfortunately - not with the big manufacturers and as far as is known not in stores in the country.
Company Kanguru Located in the US manufactures a USB drive called SS3 that includes a write protection mechanism. This is a USB3 drive with a read speed of 410MB / Sec and a write speed of 310MB / Sec. The USB drive is available for purchase Amazon Cost of 42 USD per 16GB. Not cheap with respect to my drives USB Others in the market but definitely accessible to purchase to the subject matter to him.
drive USB With a button to activate read-only mode
The company offers additional solutions that are protected from volume writing and various configurations at a lower cost like the product FlashBlu30.
Another company is Trekstor, which offers a USB drive with a volume of 32 about 31 Amazon.
From the list above you can see that there are companies that offer options for physical protection against infection from viruses on the drives USB. The solutions are not cheap or particularly available but are definitely accessible. This is an interesting solution that should be considered for any user who uses public computers and computers whose level of protection is unknown.