iTwin’s thumbdrive can now act as a key to your Dropbox files
October 20, 2012 by Terence LEE
The iTwin, a Singapore-developed, double-sided thumbdrive that lets users securely and remotely access files from another location, now has a new feature. Called SecureBox, it enables the device to act as a ‘key’ to your Dropbox files.
When you attach the USB device to your laptop, you can associate it with your Dropbox account. Any file that you drag into the SecureBox folder will be automatically encrypted and sent to Dropbox.
Now, the file can only be decrypted using the same thumbdrive. Suppose you’re at your office and want to access a spreadsheet you’ve encrypted and uploaded to Dropbox at home. To access the file, simply plug in the device into your computer.
The device uses AES 256-key encryption, a standard adopted by the US government to protect its classified files.
This video demonstrates how it works:
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