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OneLock Thwarts Data Leakage via USB Storage Devices

Hong Kong SAR, Peoples Republic of China – 17 March 2010 – Center for E-Commerce Infrastructure Development (CECID), The University of Hong Kong (HKU) is pleased to share a proved, practical and powerful solution – OneLock – to combat data leakage. It offers an unprecedented level of data protection for any off-the-shelf USB storage devices.

Thanks to project funding from the HKSAR Government's Innovation & Technology Commission , CECID has recently researched and developed a novel technology, Multi-Factor Data Protection, which aims to enhance data protection over the current existing solutions in the market while staying as easy-to-use as possible. An application – OneLock – has been devised to implement this technology to protect data in USB storage devices.

With OneLock, you can turn any off-the-shelf USB storage into a vault. Data in the storage device is encrypted with AES cryptology which is a highly acclaimed data protection technology and is adopted by many governments to protect top secret level documents. Conventionally, a user-defined password is used to unlock the encryption key. To improve data security, retrieval of encrypted content is confined to your designated computers using the right password. In case your USB storage is lost or being stolen, even a hacker can crack your password, without your designated computer, the information there can't be read. Furthermore, OneLock completely eliminates data leakage threat by allowing you the data owner to destroy the encryption key planted in the designated computer, sealing the lost USB storage forever.

To ensure data privacy in your USB storage, check out OneLock NOW. It's free for download from

About CECID (

Established in January 2002, Center for E-Commerce Infrastructure Development (CECID) at the University of Hong Kong conducts e-commerce research and development with the vision of helping organizations increase their competitiveness in the global economy. CECID develops e-commerce enabling technologies, participates in important international e-commerce initiatives, as well as supports e-commerce standardization for Hong Kong and the Asia Pacific Region. With projects primarily funded by the Hong Kong Government's Innovation and Technology Commission, CECID also takes on the mission to transfer knowledge and technology to the community. Besides organizing forums and seminars, the Center licenses its R&D results through the University of Hong Kong to IT industry. Its acclaimed e-commerce technology, Hermes, has penetrated over 80 economies and won the Best Infrastructure and Communication Application of the Linux Business Award 2005 as well as Certificates of Merit of the Asia-Pacific ICT Awards 2004 and HK Computer Society IT Excellence Award 2004.

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