Category Archives: Security

xB Browser – Anonymous Surfing

Continuing from IronKey’s secure surfing via a hardened version of the popular Mozilla Firefox browser, xb Browser is another service which provides anonymous and secure surfing through once again Firefox. Basically anonymous and secure surfing is achieved via proxy server. All you need to do is download and install the browser and you’re ready for secure browsing. No configuration required.

As per the image below whatismyipaddress.com believes I’m somewhere in that part of the world but in fact I’m on the other side of the world:

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Secure USB Flash Drive IronKey

Introduction

I’ve always been big on securing data especially data that I carry on my flash drive. In today’s society sensitive data should be guarded with priority. The last thing you’d want to happen is have your information stolen simply because the data on the thumb drive wasn’t encrypted. There are many alternative ways of securing data on an ordinary thumb drive. In the past the common method I’ve used to encrypt my data is through the use of Truecrypt. The basic premise of this process requires the Truecrypt executable, Truecrypt.sys file and the encrypted data on the flash drive and via Truecrypt you can browse the data.

Well there is a much simple process of securing your sensitive data. Introducing the IronKey with it’s built-in Cypto chip can encrypt data to and from the drive on the fly. IronKey will encrypt your data automatically once it’s placed in thumb drive. The Crypto chip touted as an “always on” encryption. It cannot be accidentally switched off. So you will never forget to secure your data.

To access your data stored on the IronKey you will need provide the IronKey Control Panel password to initiate the thumb drive every time it’s plugged into a PC. The password set up is performed during the initialization and activation process of the IronKey.

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