Thursday, February 4, 2010

USB Memory Stick Failed Encryption - UPDATE

In our January story, USB Crypt Stick - design flaw, or... design back door discovered, several USB stick manufacturers were identified as having their encryption cracked. Subsequently, two clients asked me to research this. They wanted to know if the flawed encryption included all encrypted USB stick manufacturers.

So far, I have found one manufacturer who affirms their crypt-sticks remain secure.

from their press release...
"In response to the reports that certain hardware-encrypted USB flash drives have been hacked on Monday, Jan. 4, IronKey, maker of the world's most secure flash drive, today announced that its devices are not vulnerable to the serious architectural flaw that has compromised many 'secure' USB storage devices. IronKey customers remain safe." (more)