Unlock Your Flash Drive with Your Phone

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By Rick Richardson

There are a lot of encrypted USB flash drives out there. You plug them in, and either there’s an on-screen popup that asks for your passcode, or some sort of physical keypad that is used to gain access.

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But what about transferring the unlocking mechanism to a mobile device – such as a smartphone or your Apple Watch?