This weekend I spent a bit of time learning how to share my home internet connection with my mobile devices to make my data transport more secure. I did this in the form of a Virtual Private Network (VPN). I must say I will always ensure I’ve got something implemented to ensure my transport confidentiality after learning the Wifi Pineapple is on the loose. This little VPN endeavor was a slight challenge and requires a home internet connection, dedicated computer, and ability to understand and modify your home router rules.
Something that would mitigate the scary inside of a home router for those that chose would be the iTwin. Its ability to share your documents securely between computers is impressive. iTwin boasts that it “is like the two ends of a cable, without the cable” and with AES-256 hardware-enabled encryption they know their stuff. The current implementation requires administrator privileges to install approximately 15MBs of proprietary software on both computers and you’re off and running.
The benefits - None of your data is stored on the device. There aren’t any VPN configurations to worry about. Temporary files created are cleaned up automatically. And the device can be disabled remotely should it go missing. Password protection possible (ALWAYS have the password requirement enabled). Enable collaboration with iTwin Multi and share within dedicated groups. What these benefits allow is significant hardware based encryption that you can confine to a specific period of time (device plugged into your computer) while needing no additional protection for any stored data on the device (there is none). Very easy and effective manner in which to increase your information defense posture.
Desired improvements - Remove the software install requirement thus removing the need administrator privileges.
Great looking device that backs up its looks with well implemented guts.
Get yours via Amazon or via Bestbuy (image below).
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