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USB Sticks Recalled

DATA PROTECTION

January 8, 2010

At least three vendors have recalled hardware-encrypted USB memory sticks after penetration testers discovered a vulnerability that could allow hackers access to the data contained on the devices, reports CSO. According to one of the USB vendors affected by the flaw, "a skilled person with the proper tools and physical access to the drives may be able to gain unauthorized access to data..." The flaw pertains to the drives' access-control mechanisms.

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