Everyone who has ever had a computer, mobile phone or flash drive get stolen knows that replacing the hardware is often the least of their worries. People store tons of unencrypted data on all these devices that if compromised could lead to identity theft, stolen passwords, or the sheer terror of knowing that their “intimate” pictures and videos could wind up online at any moment.
A small UK-based company called SecureDrives has come up with a simply smashing solution. GSM-equipped, these drives respond to a pre-defined text message by exploding into tiny pieces making data recovery impossible.
While such a feature on a USB flash drive might be overkill, I happen to know for a fact that some of you kind of like overkill.