New Kingston flash drive erases data after failed login attempts

USB flash drive manufacturer Kingston seems to have made a significant step toward making its portable devices more secure. Its new USB flash drive, which will come in various capacities from 256 MB all the way up to 4 GB, features on-board encryption and password protection that causes the device to wipe itself after 25 failed attempts.

The new USB flash drive is like the company’s previous USB flash drives, but has on-the-fly 128-bit AES encryption. In addition, users can set a password, which if guess incorrectly will basically nuke the data portion of the drive.

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