Kingston submitted a flash drive with improved data encryption system

Friday, January 29, 2010

Company Kingston recently withdrawn from the market several models of its secure USB flash drives, which were vulnerable to hacking. And although the company was not the only flash drives which have ceased to be securely protected, namely Kingston was the first to report it. Along with the recall, it was reported that the products will be replaced by models with improved encryption system. And this change was introduced - flash card DataTraveler 5000 with certificate DoD reliability.

This model has an improved system of data encryption. She is certified at the second level of the standard FIPS 140-2, while declaring that corresponds to the higher, third level. The device has the hardware 256-bit AES encryption and cipher mode of XTS, using algorithms ECC cryptography. Organization of DoD and the U.S. government confirms the compliance level of data protection Suite B and the use of proprietary security technology SPYRUS hardware 256-bit XTS-AES encryption.

Flash Drive Kingston DataTraveler 5000 comes in 2, 4, 8 and 16 GB versions, which cost $ 111, $ 185, $ 231 and $ 400 respectively.