Are your Customers Protected?THE WORLD'S MOST SECURE FLASH DRIVE
Following the recent news about NIST-certified USB Flash drives with hardware encryption being cracked, IronKey have reported their devices do not suffer from this vulnerability. According to reports these security flaws resides in the password-handling process.
Is IronKey vulnerable to this hack?
No. IronKey security analysts have analysed the vulnerabilities that have been reported in the products in question. IronKey products do not suffer from this vulnerability. The data of IronKey customers is secure.
How is IronKey different?
IronKey devices are designed to be the most secure portable storage devices in the world. Years of security design and threat modelling have been applied to the design and development of IronKey devices. The key features are:
- IronKey devices verify the correctness of a user's password in hardware on the device. The security of IronKey devices does not depend on software on the host PC, which as this attack illustrates, can easily be tampered with.
- IronKey devices do not have unlock codes or backdoors.
- IronKey prevents password replay attacks by using nonces, and establishing an encrypted communication path between the device and the host PC.
- Every IronKey device has unique random AES encryption keys that are generated on the device when a user initialises it. These encryption keys cannot be exported from the device. Furthermore, these keys are themselves encrypted with a SHA-256 hash of the user's password, which lends another layer of cryptographic security to the protection of encryption keys.
- IronKey devices store encryption keys and password brute force counters in a tamper-resistant CryptoChip that has hardware protections against physical attack as well.
For further information on IronKey devices simply speak to your Simms account manager on 01622 852800 or firstname.lastname@example.org today.
"Secure USB Flaw Exposed", Dark Reading, 4 th January, 2010
"NIST-certified USB Flash Drives with Hardware Encryption Cracked", H-Online, 4 th January, 2010
USB Vulnerabilities Exploited - IronKey Customers Protected, 5 th January, 2010
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