Raleigh, N.C.-based Pariahware Inc. on Wednesday released
Safer Workstation, a shareware utility that turns flash drives, external hard drives, iPods and other removable devices into computer keys tied to your user account. When you eject a tied device from your Mac, Safer Workstation logs you out and prevents anyone else from logging into the computer, even if they know your password, without the key in place. The software costs US$20 and requires Mac OS X, although Pariahware doesn’t provide the minimum version. A seven-day demo is available.