Security tokens are used to prove one’s identity electronically (as in the case of a customer trying to access their bank account). The token is used in usb secure addition to or in place of a password to prove that the customer is who they claim to be. The token acts like an electronic key to access something.
The downside is that it is one more thing to carry around and keep track off, it requires the Chrome browser to work, and that it requires a USB port to work which makes it useless for a lot of mobile devices,” security researcher Andreas Lindh told the Guardian over email. The researchers are due to present their research at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas next week.
To unprotect your USB flash drive, click on the ‘Unprotect This USB Drive’ option. And that is all there is to it. You are done, and you may start editing the contents of the flash drive. You can password protect the contents after you are done. Google’s offering Security Key free on its end, but given that the USB drives themselves will be coming from third parties, yes, it does mean that you’ll have to buy yet another usb security drive to add to your collection. Schneier on Security is a personal website. Opinions expressed are not necessarily those of Resilient , an IBM Company. If you liked this post and want to read more, sign up for our mailing list to have updates delivered to you! Lubuntu because it has the huge hardware compatibility of Ubuntu, but is still extremely lightweight, so it’ll run on Pentium 4s and Core i7s alike.