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Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetHardwareAdd-ons · 1 decade ago

thumb drive as a computer key....?

is there a way to set up my thumb drive so that without it plugged in, my computer won't allow access. kind of like a key for my computer.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    You could use it for a password after the PC is on, but this would need special software written for it.

    Hoooweverrrr, tou cuold modify a USB port to use the outer sleeve of the connection to allow a closed circuit to feed current to your power switch, but this would most likely cook the drive and it's data. but it would be an intresting device. There are key switches available. 2 snips and 2 solder joints, and you're in business.

    I've been working on a series of switches that must be in the proper positions to power the switch. 5 switches make for a 32 possible combinations.

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