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"Friends don’t let friends get spied on.' – Richard Stallman, President of the Free Software Foundation and longtime advocate of privacy in technology.

For Better Security, Store Your Private Information in a Flashdrive with Fingerprint Protection

Protecting the privacy of your personal information is a never-ending topic. In fact, you need to not only make sure your personal information is protected when on your computer but backup copies also need to be protected. There are numerous solutions available but one solution of protecting information that is stored off-site that appeals to me is by using a flash drive that can only be accessed by using a fingerprint. Then store that flashdrive (also known as a jumpdrive or  thumbdrive or pendrive) in a different location, away from your computer.

One such device is the Lexar LJDF35-128BNL flashdrive.

The fingerprint-reading flashdrive is compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10. Unfortunately, the fingerprint-reading software in the flashdrive does not work on Macintosh, Linux, or other operating systems. However, if you are a Windows user, the Lexar LJDF35-128BNL JumpDrive could be a great solution for you.

Lexar describes this security flashdrive as:

“The F35 can save up to 10 fingerprint IDs, making sure only you and your closest collaborators have access to your files. It also boasts an easy set-up with no software driver required, so you can quickly start transferring your files with speeds up to 150MB/s. And for added peace of mind, it also features 256-bit AES encryption to protect your valuable files.”

The flash drive is available in various storage capacities, ranging from 32 gigabytes up to 256 gigabytes. Of course, the higher the storage capacity, the higher the price. Amazon lists it for $24.99 up to $133.44, depending upon the amount of storage available. You can learn more at:

Of course, Amazon isn’t the only source for the Lexar LJDF35-128BNL and prices jump up and down all the time as sales appear and disappear. You may find it at a cheaper price elsewhere. It pays to shop around.

Categories: Hardware, Online Privacy & Security

1 reply

  1. I use Apricorn thumb drive. So far so good.


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