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Toshiba intros self-encrypting, auto-erasing hard drives

By Matthew
Apr 13, 2011
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  1. Toshiba has introduced a new line of self-encrypting hard drives that offer another layer of security to professionals. The company's MKxx61GSYG 2.5-inch drives are aimed at computers and related devices used by government, medical as well as financial institutions and will "invalidate" their data when connected to an unknown host. When powered on, the drive and host initiate an authentication process. Users can predefine various actions based on the failure of that authentication.

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  2. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,106   +44

    Nice idea for some corporations. I could see these being implimented, but personally and general public wise, maybe not so much... just like with the Ironkey USB drives... I dont want to risk losing my data because family or friends were messing around with my stuff. Hopefully they arent touching my computer equipment.. but sometimes they do!
     
  3. Lokalaskurar

    Lokalaskurar TS Enthusiast Posts: 616

    ^^ , Very intriguing hard drive idea, indeed. Especially the AES-encryption. Even though the 256-bit is not foolproof in any way, it will still take several years to hack/decrypt provided you have the required software, by "required" - meaning (read) very sophisticated.
     
  4. HaMsTeYr

    HaMsTeYr TS Maniac Posts: 388

    Nice, really sounds like something in a Movie lol... cool.
     
  5. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,105   +18

    Someday someone will spend a lot of time and effort only to discover some CEO's secret porn collection.
     
  6. jink

    jink TS Rookie Posts: 23

    or even worse....his family photos.
     
  7. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 2,278

    and soon... self-encrypting SSDs
     
  8. olibenu

    olibenu TS Rookie Posts: 24

    distribute with free torrent client and you have a killing!
     
  9. fpsgamerJR62

    fpsgamerJR62 TS Rookie Posts: 489

    Now all they need to add is an auto-destruct feature for all those IMF agent-wannabes. :)
     


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