Latest Forum Posts

Latest News Posts
Coming Soon!
Social
Go Back   Techgage.com > Archives > Reviews and Articles

Reviews and Articles Discussion for Techgage content is located here. Only staff can create topics, but everyone is welcome to post.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-02-2009, 03:18 AM   #1
Rob Williams
Editor-in-Chief
 
Rob Williams's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Atlantic Canada
Posts: 13,351
Default Quick-Gage: Kingston 16GB DataTraveler Locker+

It may seem like a given that personal data should be kept secure, and for the most part, achieving that goal on a home PC isn't too difficult. But, what about a thumb drive? Kingston's DataTraveler Locker+ is designed in such a way that if someone ever finds your thumb drive, they'll never be able to access the data. Ever.

You can read the review here and discuss it here.
__________________
Intel Core i7-3960X, GIGABYTE G1.Assassin 2, Kingston 16GB DDR3-2133, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 2GB
Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SSD (OS, Apps), WD VR 1TB (Games), Corsair 1000HX, Corsair H70 Cooler
Corsair 800D, Dell 2408WFP 24", ASUS Xonar Essence STX, Gentoo (KDE 4.11. 3.12 Kernel)

"Take care to get what you like, or you will be forced to like what you get!" - H.P. Baxxter
<Toad772> I don't always drink alcohol, but when I do, I take it too far.


Rob Williams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2009, 04:53 AM   #2
Doomsday
Tech Junkie
 
Doomsday's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: KHI, PAK
Posts: 1,559
Default

this is nice! talk bout security!

i have a corsair 8gb... kingston was cheaper so should have gone for the kingston 16gb... ah well,

one thing, over here we didnt use anti viruses... Just stay off useless sites and dont open Spam emails ..
so now that almost every one has a USB stick, they r walking virus sticks, lol! and now i just Have to buy an anti virus software cause my PC has been affected 3 times in the last 4 months and i cant keep using Trial versions cause they be useles once expired.. hehe! i dont wanna wipe off my C drive hdd and install a new windows again n again! lol!
__________________
PSU: Corsair AX850 - Case: Cooler Master HAF X - CPU:Core i7-2600k - Cooler: Cooler Master V6 GT - Motherboard: Asus Z68 Maximus IV Extreme Z - Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8 GB-1600Mhz - GPU: AMD MSI R6970 Lightning - HDD: WD Caviar Black 1TB, Seagate 2TB Barracuda Green - SSD: Intel 520 Series 120GB - K/B: Razer Lycosa Mirror - Mouse: Logitech G700 - MouseMat: Steel Series 4HD - LCD: Asus VG278H 27" - Speakers: Creative Inspire M4500 4.1 - Headset: Logitech G35 7.1



"Do not look at a man's prayers nor his fasts, rather, measure him by how well he deals with others, the compassion he shows his fellow man, his wisdom and his integrity" - Umar Ibn Al-Khattab



Last edited by Doomsday; 12-02-2009 at 05:07 AM.
Doomsday is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2009, 10:00 PM   #3
Rob Williams
Editor-in-Chief
 
Rob Williams's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Atlantic Canada
Posts: 13,351
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Doomsday
so now that almost every one has a USB stick, they r walking virus sticks, lol!
That's absolutely true. I borrowed my mom's thumb drive a couple of weeks ago to get something off, and she even had a virus on that. I cleaned it out for her and told her about it, but it's hard to prevent it from happening if people keep downloading things without thinking about it. Nowadays, a lot of things come straight from Facebook, and people think it's not because they naively believe Facebook is safe...
__________________
Intel Core i7-3960X, GIGABYTE G1.Assassin 2, Kingston 16GB DDR3-2133, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 2GB
Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SSD (OS, Apps), WD VR 1TB (Games), Corsair 1000HX, Corsair H70 Cooler
Corsair 800D, Dell 2408WFP 24", ASUS Xonar Essence STX, Gentoo (KDE 4.11. 3.12 Kernel)

"Take care to get what you like, or you will be forced to like what you get!" - H.P. Baxxter
<Toad772> I don't always drink alcohol, but when I do, I take it too far.


Rob Williams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2009, 02:13 AM   #4
Kougar
Techgage Staff
 
Kougar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 2,653
Default

Safe my ass, after reading Wired's hunt for their missing editor event it's not safe at all. Which makes for a great read if not heard about yet....

I will say it's rather scary how you give them zero information, yet Facebook manages to find certain people as friend recommendations, I still wonder just where they pooled some of that personal info from to generate those lists.
__________________
Core i7 4770k 4.2Ghz
Gigabyte Z87X-UD5H
Crucial Ballistix Sport LP 1600MHz 32GB
EVGA GTX 480 HydroCopper FTW
ASUS Xonar DX
Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB | Windows 7 64-bit
Apogee XT + MCP655 & Thermochill Triple 140mm Radiator
Corsair AX1200 PSU | Cooler Master HAF-X

Kougar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2009, 04:24 PM   #5
Rob Williams
Editor-in-Chief
 
Rob Williams's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Atlantic Canada
Posts: 13,351
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kougar View Post
I will say it's rather scary how you give them zero information, yet Facebook manages to find certain people as friend recommendations, I still wonder just where they pooled some of that personal info from to generate those lists.
Even if you don't add a single friend? I thought it simply went through your friend's list to find out who knows who, and then it assumes you might know someone. There's more to it than that?
__________________
Intel Core i7-3960X, GIGABYTE G1.Assassin 2, Kingston 16GB DDR3-2133, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 2GB
Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SSD (OS, Apps), WD VR 1TB (Games), Corsair 1000HX, Corsair H70 Cooler
Corsair 800D, Dell 2408WFP 24", ASUS Xonar Essence STX, Gentoo (KDE 4.11. 3.12 Kernel)

"Take care to get what you like, or you will be forced to like what you get!" - H.P. Baxxter
<Toad772> I don't always drink alcohol, but when I do, I take it too far.


Rob Williams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2009, 02:13 PM   #6
Kougar
Techgage Staff
 
Kougar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 2,653
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rob Williams View Post
Even if you don't add a single friend? I thought it simply went through your friend's list to find out who knows who, and then it assumes you might know someone. There's more to it than that?
Way way more. They are buying databases of info and cross referencing them I'm sure. I had zero friends on my placeholder Facebook account when I created it, yet it recommended more than a dozen people I've never met and don't know that share common interests with me. Peculiar interests that Facebook should've never known about, because they had zero information from me to go on.

Considering I refused to allow Facebook to tie itself into my browser, Gmail, or MSN accounts despite its nagging I don't know where it gets its data from, but they're getting it from somewhere.
__________________
Core i7 4770k 4.2Ghz
Gigabyte Z87X-UD5H
Crucial Ballistix Sport LP 1600MHz 32GB
EVGA GTX 480 HydroCopper FTW
ASUS Xonar DX
Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB | Windows 7 64-bit
Apogee XT + MCP655 & Thermochill Triple 140mm Radiator
Corsair AX1200 PSU | Cooler Master HAF-X

Kougar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2009, 03:40 PM   #7
Doomsday
Tech Junkie
 
Doomsday's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: KHI, PAK
Posts: 1,559
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kougar View Post
Way way more. They are buying databases of info and cross referencing them I'm sure. I had zero friends on my placeholder Facebook account when I created it, yet it recommended more than a dozen people I've never met and don't know that share common interests with me. Peculiar interests that Facebook should've never known about, because they had zero information from me to go on.

Considering I refused to allow Facebook to tie itself into my browser, Gmail, or MSN accounts despite its nagging I don't know where it gets its data from, but they're getting it from somewhere.
no need for spy satellites!

__________________
PSU: Corsair AX850 - Case: Cooler Master HAF X - CPU:Core i7-2600k - Cooler: Cooler Master V6 GT - Motherboard: Asus Z68 Maximus IV Extreme Z - Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8 GB-1600Mhz - GPU: AMD MSI R6970 Lightning - HDD: WD Caviar Black 1TB, Seagate 2TB Barracuda Green - SSD: Intel 520 Series 120GB - K/B: Razer Lycosa Mirror - Mouse: Logitech G700 - MouseMat: Steel Series 4HD - LCD: Asus VG278H 27" - Speakers: Creative Inspire M4500 4.1 - Headset: Logitech G35 7.1



"Do not look at a man's prayers nor his fasts, rather, measure him by how well he deals with others, the compassion he shows his fellow man, his wisdom and his integrity" - Umar Ibn Al-Khattab


Doomsday is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2009, 12:45 PM   #8
Rob Williams
Editor-in-Chief
 
Rob Williams's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Atlantic Canada
Posts: 13,351
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kougar
Way way more. They are buying databases of info and cross referencing them I'm sure. I had zero friends on my placeholder Facebook account when I created it, yet it recommended more than a dozen people I've never met and don't know that share common interests with me.
That doesn't surprise me... Google uses the same tactics in its own services, usually. Not quite sure how Facebook gathers that kind of information, but it's something to think about.
__________________
Intel Core i7-3960X, GIGABYTE G1.Assassin 2, Kingston 16GB DDR3-2133, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 2GB
Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SSD (OS, Apps), WD VR 1TB (Games), Corsair 1000HX, Corsair H70 Cooler
Corsair 800D, Dell 2408WFP 24", ASUS Xonar Essence STX, Gentoo (KDE 4.11. 3.12 Kernel)

"Take care to get what you like, or you will be forced to like what you get!" - H.P. Baxxter
<Toad772> I don't always drink alcohol, but when I do, I take it too far.


Rob Williams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2009, 04:28 AM   #9
liqnit
Coastermaker
 
liqnit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 119
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kougar View Post
I will say it's rather scary how you give them zero information, yet Facebook manages to find certain people as friend recommendations, I still wonder just where they pooled some of that personal info from to generate those lists.
I agree, Facebook found some people i never met and when i don't select any of them to be friend every log in it tries some new random people...
__________________
My Blog
liqnit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2009, 03:51 PM   #10
Rob Williams
Editor-in-Chief
 
Rob Williams's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Atlantic Canada
Posts: 13,351
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by liqnit View Post
I agree, Facebook found some people i never met and when i don't select any of them to be friend every log in it tries some new random people...
That's just how its algorithm works. It could be that two people you know happen to know the same person, so it assumes that you might as well. My list is like that, at least. There are a lot of people it recommends who I've never spoken to, and some people I just don't want to add for other reasons. It's simple technology, but scary at the same time in some regards.
__________________
Intel Core i7-3960X, GIGABYTE G1.Assassin 2, Kingston 16GB DDR3-2133, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 2GB
Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SSD (OS, Apps), WD VR 1TB (Games), Corsair 1000HX, Corsair H70 Cooler
Corsair 800D, Dell 2408WFP 24", ASUS Xonar Essence STX, Gentoo (KDE 4.11. 3.12 Kernel)

"Take care to get what you like, or you will be forced to like what you get!" - H.P. Baxxter
<Toad772> I don't always drink alcohol, but when I do, I take it too far.


Rob Williams is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
None

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Kingston Adds 16GB/32GB to an iPhone or iPad with 'Wi-Drive' Tharic-Nar Storage Devices and Memory 0 06-02-2011 11:08 AM
Quick-Gage: AMD's 125W Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Rob Williams Reviews and Articles 3 11-17-2009 12:50 AM
Quick Gage: Icy Dock Hard Drive Accessories Rob Williams Reviews and Articles 0 09-12-2009 06:10 PM
Quick Gage: Apple iPod classic 120GB Rob Williams Reviews and Articles 2 05-29-2009 10:56 AM
Quick Gage: What is it? Rob Williams Site and Forum Comments & Issues 0 05-26-2009 02:52 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:47 PM.