As USB flash drives are designed to fit anywhere, the real concern about losing such a diminutive device is certainly a concern. Who wants to lose their drive with all that precious data? With the large capacities, it’s like carrying around a filing cabinet with you. LG has come up with a way that their drive can email you if an unauthorized user plugs it into a computer hooked into the ‘net. This is a great feature whose time has come.
“No longer you need to panic in an even of a stolen thumbdrive. If you’ve a LG trackable flash drive, sooner or later you’ll get an email informing your precious data whereabouts. And that’s all thanks to the embedded Inspice Trace – the privacy-safe tracking software.
During initial registration, you are supposed to file with Inspice Trace your drive serial number, model and your email address. Then if someone else tries to access the drive’s data, the embedded program will send out a homing beacon (IP address, host name, etc), helping you to trace the data. For all these to work, we bet the bad guys need to decrypt your data using a Internet-enabled Windows. We weren’t so sure if the program would work on a Mac.”