LockedUSB Protects Sensitive Data While Charging Your Smart Device

Published by on September 3, 2013 under Tech Gadgets

LockedUSB Protects Sensitive Data While Charging Your Smart Device (2)

Precautious people might realize that charging smartphones while traveling, such as at the airport, in the hotel room, at the office, or at school, could be risky because identity theft works great through the USB technology. To help you keep sensitive data protected, someone introduced a new little gadget called the LockedUSB. This USB device is easy to use and is actually an adapter that you only need to connect between your phone and the charger to automatically get all data lines disconnected during charging. This way intruders are kept away from personal data stored on your handset.

LockedUSB Protects Sensitive Data While Charging Your Smart Device (1)

Official description of how the device works: “Inside the adapter we have a dedicated controller chip and current limiting power switch. An auto-detect feature monitors USB data line voltage, and automatically provides the correct electrical signatures on the data lines and allows portable devices to fast charge at their maximum rated current while keeping the data lines completely isolated.”

You can back the project at Kickstarter.

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2 Replies to "LockedUSB Protects Sensitive Data While Charging Your Smart Device"

  1. James says:

    iOS7 has a “trust” feature built in, so when you connect your phone to a USB port, it will ask if you wish to trust the computer to gain access, or reject it and just charge your device

  2. LockedUSB says:

    iOS7 fix is a software fix, just like any software firewall in your computer, if the OS gets hacked before it loads, a software firewall won’t help you.

    Apple was quick to fix the BUg they found, how about those no public yet? or those that will be found later?

    How about those devices that won’t get iOS7?

    About any other devices, Android, Windows Phones, Digital Cameras?

    LockedUSB adapter also enable fast charging on any USB port

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