With the advent of USBs things have become very simple and comfortable. I remember working on floppy disks and other storage devices which were not that easy to use. But with comfort there comes sense of insecurity. USB devices can be used by anyone to transfer anything from the computer to the drive. What’s more, there is no way to tell who connected the drive to the system and for what purpose.
USBs can be used for bad purposes also whether willingly or unwillingly. Some one can connect a drive to your PC in your absence to transfer any of your confidential file or your children can bring in any computer virus through a USB device. Thus it is very important to keep a watch on your USB ports and the best way to do so is to block the USB ports or atleast make it read only. Continue reading “Disable or Make your USB Ports Read Only in a Single Click”
USB storage devices are commonly used storage devices these days. You can transmit any data by using this device. But what if someone connects it without your permission and takes away your precious data from your system. Usually in many organizations (offices, schools, etc.) it is prohibited to connect any mass storage device into the system without permission. So how will you get to know that if someone has connected one into your system or not?
The option available to you is to disable USB ports on your PC. However, it is not a good idea because you may need to connect your own USB anytime or you need USB ports to connect your Printers, Cameras etc. So now we have to find an alternative for this problem. Continue reading “Check if someone has connected USB into your system”
There are situations when we have some important and secure data on our computer which we need to protect from others from accessing it. While they can access the data through our USB ports easily, we can’t disable the USB ports as this will disable every other device that connects via USB.
There are few USB devices like storage devices such as pen drives, or USB printer, USB audio devices and USB scanners but we can’t disable the USB ports as disabling it will prevent these devices to connect. Thus with the help of this free tool called Makesoft USB Manager, we can specifically disable any of these device types and protect our data. Continue reading “Specifically Disable USB Devices with Makesoft USB Manager”
Well most of us must be aware of the integration of the USB 3.0 in the devices being developed at the moment. In case you don’t know much about it and are wondering what are the major improvements or why should you use USB 3.0 instead of USB 2.0 anymore, then here are the details.
USB 3.0 is the next version of the USB ports being used today worldwide in the gadgets developed these days. This port is backward compatible with USB 2.0 also, which means that if you have a USB 3.0 device then it will work perfectly with your USB 3.0 computer and also with your USB 2.0 system without any extra cable or attachments. Continue reading “USB 2.0 Vs USB 3.0: The Practicality”
These days almost every school or office has locked USB ports to disable the USB mass storage devices in order to protect from the spreading viruses.
The prime reason for the virus spread are the USB drives, so if you also want to protect your system from this virus spread or document theft then locking your USB is a good way to do that. PenyuUSB is a tool that can enable or disable the USB Continue reading “Block or Disable USB with PenyuUSB”
Recently I mentioned about how to password protect your USB ports so that any drive whether a pen drive, an external hard disk, cell phone or a camera can not use the USB port. Today here is a list of some freeware software that can password protect your USB Drive.
The following tools can easily encrypt the data on the USB so that when you open the drive it will ask for a password. Continue reading “Password Protect USB Drive with 3 Free Software”
Sometimes we want to password protect or lock our computer’s USB Ports to restrict certain users to use the USB port for their purposes. This is very helpful to the people who have secret information in their system and want to hide it from the others.
So if you also want to disable and password protect your USB drive for certain or all USB drives then here is the free software for you called MyUSBOnly. Continue reading “Password Protect USB Ports with Free MyUSBOnly”
I got an iPhone for myself some days back and I started facing problems linked to it. There were many of those but what I would like to share here with you is that there were times when I was syncing my iPhone with iTunes to transfer some songs, applications etc but it just disconnected from iTunes automatically after some time preventing my transfer.
The same problem was also faced by my friend whose iPhone disconnected automatically after it synced some applications. Well if you are also facing the same problem then try this solution and surely it will solve your problem. Continue reading “Solution to iPhone Disconnects Automatically on Sync Problem”