LockDown External Password Protected Hard Drive Enclosure Keeps Your Data Safe

Satechi's new portable external hard drive enclosure called the LockDown and rightfully so, is a SATA hard drive enclosure for 2.5" HDDs up to 9.5mm in height that not only keeps your data secured with a encrypted 256 bit hardware password protection but also provides speedy data transfers through USB 3.0. The LockDown boasts a tiny OLED info display and a capacitance touch keypad on the front of the enclosure that lets you set your own 4-8 digit password in order to unlock and lock your hard drive for use without the need of additional software. Why is this any good you ask? Well, if you lose or someone breaks into your home and steals your portable hard drive while its enclosed inside the LockDown enclosure, nobody will be able to suck any of your personal data off of it without your password that has been embedded and encrypted into your drives data. 

Satechi's new LockDown is compatible with both Mac and PC and will set you back $89.99. 

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The First Trojan for Android is Discovered


Well it seems like Android is becoming a PC, as security firm Kaspersky detected a trojan going by the name of "Trojan-SMS.AndroidOS.FakePlayer.a”. This trojan is downloaded  as an Android app and according to  Kaspersky it is the first known Android targeted trojan.

The trojan poses as a media player app but when the app is installed, it starts sending SMS's to premium rate numbers without telling the user. As the creators of the trojan usually set up the numbers, they benefit from this scam. These types of trojans have been on mobile phones for years, but as far as I am aware, this is the first time it has been put on an Android device.

Kaspersky Lab is supposedly working on Android-specific antivirus software and plans to release it early next year. Even though there are antivirus apps already available in the Android Market, it was supposed to be unnecessary. But I guess it is only a matter of time before we see the 1990s war between the Mac and PC start all over again.

Source CNET