Victorinox intros unhackable, self-destructible USB drive

By Matthew · 36 replies
Mar 26, 2010
  1. Victorinox, known for making Swiss Army Knives, has announced a new "unhackable" USB flash drive that MacGyver would be proud to own. Claimed to be the best of its kind, the Secure Pro drive uses several layers of security, including AES256 encryption, and fingerprint identification with a thermal sensor -- you know, in case someone's desperate enough to lop off your pointer.

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  2. KristoZ

    KristoZ TS Rookie

    If it has a built-in LED, why does it has a sticker stating that there is a Class II Laser product inside? Does it has both LED and Laser or just one of them?
  3. Chazz

    Chazz TS Evangelist Posts: 679   +75

    This is a must have. The badass in me won't have it any other way.
  4. TorturedChaos

    TorturedChaos TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 839   +29

    Man i want one!!!
  5. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 5,333   +101

    KristoZ, a laser wasn't mentioned in the press release, only a "LED Mini White Light."


    After looking around, it does seem to carry a laser pointer as well. :)
  6. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,718   +860

    Alright...that's too cool. Time to break the piggy bank and get one.
  7. mavis311

    mavis311 TS Rookie

  8. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,379   +16

    Indeed, this is a must have for any geek!
  9. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,718   +860

  10. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 1,835

    pretty neat... but not $88 neat
  11. flukeh

    flukeh TS Rookie Posts: 57

    This thing looks epic! I've always wanted a swiss army knife, but i've never been able to justify buying one.... Looks like i can now :D
  12. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,374   +69

    My boss at the city of la's data service bureau got me a swiss army knife. Lost it about a year later.
  13. Zeromus

    Zeromus TS Booster Posts: 227   +7

    First glance I actually thought the device could induce an explosion. Either way, great product for storing passwords and the such.
  14. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,136   +131

    This is super cool! Now I know what to give away at our office party next month!
  15. maestromasada

    maestromasada TS Rookie Posts: 92

    a self-destructive usb??? That's just I need for my alter-ego
    I want one! I want one!
  16. pmshah

    pmshah TS Enthusiast Posts: 97

    At first site it looks neat and cool. I have been using a variety of Swiss army knives for over 40 years. I wonder what kind of mechanical strength the USB part has to be plugged into the front socket of a cabinet in cantilever fashion.

    With the weight of the knife I am sure either the pen drive will break or the socket will get desoldered.
  17. megrawab

    megrawab TS Rookie Posts: 93

    Is USB being hacked nowadays?... Nice security feature anyways...
  18. Thompson

    Thompson TS Rookie Posts: 65

    I need this, I need it so bad.
  19. T77

    T77 TS Enthusiast Posts: 300   +6

    this one could be used by the heads of states and national security agencies:)
    an indestructible USB and a knife- the ultimate combination! protect your data and yourself :)
  20. whiteandnerdy

    whiteandnerdy TS Member Posts: 69

    I want one! sounds like it should be in mission impossible with its auto-destruct thing
  21. AfricanTech

    AfricanTech TS Rookie Posts: 69

    Only one problem - you can't take it on an airplane!
  22. BlindObject

    BlindObject TS Rookie Posts: 412

    Totally want, and yeah, $88 bucks does seem like a lot, but I think it's worth it.
  23. matrix86

    matrix86 TS Guru Posts: 843   +38

    One of my first thoughts upon seeing this

    Yet another one of my first thoughts. Luckily for me, my wife HATES flying so this would never be an issue for me. But for business people who fly all the time, this could be an issue.
  24. xyox

    xyox TS Rookie

  25. maestromasada

    maestromasada TS Rookie Posts: 92

    Right, I couldn't help myself and yesterday I went and buy one of them. Got the presentation master model, 8GB, with the torch, blade and scissors for £53. By the way, there are single one with no accessories at all that are perfect for flying.
    the gadget came with a lovely 1m USB extension that make the configuration easier if you are doing it from a computer rather than a laptop. The clip that attach the usb to the gear is plastic, pretty sure that it will break at some point. The unit also came with a brand new "paper clip" to facilitate the insertion of the battery, in case you haven't got a paper clip at home or have donate all of them to the paper clip recycling foundation.

    It took me a whole frustrated hour or more to register two fingers. We use biometrics security at work, and I know my finger are ok, but for this memory stick, buf! it just doesn't read the finger properly. Every time I have been using it now I just put my passwd, cos the finger take 8/10 tries to accept it.
    The software built-in came with, to my view, with lots of nonsense like synchronising favourites from IE or even synch selected folder from you area (that are not encrypted anyway!)

    Finally manage to create a virtual encrypted drive, after lots of suffering and hanging. Happy to know though that my eventual data is secure on this drive, and tempted to open the unit at anytime, to see the smoke coming out of the usb when it self destruct itself, mission impossible 3, wow!
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