Victorinox intros unhackable, self-destructible USB drive

By Matthew · 36 replies
Mar 26, 2010
  1. RockandRepublic

    RockandRepublic TS Rookie Posts: 27

    Everything but the price is nice.
  2. sagejay

    sagejay TS Rookie Posts: 24

    the self-destruct mechanism really sounds interesting, but too bad I can't bring it with my in a plane
  3. peas

    peas TS Enthusiast Posts: 52

    "unhackable" famous last words by every security-wannabe company just before they're hacked
  4. LightHeart

    LightHeart TS Rookie Posts: 155


    This sounds cool, though a bit pricey. What happens if you happen to drop it the wrong way? Does it think you are hacking in and self-destruct?
  5. mavis311

    mavis311 TS Rookie

    For those who are complaining about not being able to take it on a plane, you can get them without blades.
  6. mavis311

    mavis311 TS Rookie

    Yeah, just like all the rest that I can find right now, those are not the same ones. They are just a regular usb flash drive, no fancy gizmos.
  7. compdata

    compdata TechSpot Paladin Posts: 529   +7

    guess you want to make sure you back up all of your data in case it blows up :) Although it is probably better to loose your data then to have someone else gain access to it.
  8. PanicX

    PanicX TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 669

    I got the 2GB version of this guy for Christmas 2 years ago. I've got a somewhat hefty set of keys that this is attached to and have put this in many computers without detaching my keys. There really isnt any worry of the drive breaking under its own weight when my keys easily weigh 5 times more than the device itself.

    Also, I've taken this knife successfully onto Jet Blue and Southwest airlines, and into California's state capital building. However I was forced to ditch it when trying to get into my local city's court house. (Actually hid it in the bushes and retrieved it afterwards).
  9. xyox

    xyox TS Rookie

    Prof. Tom Wearbou (Security Head Engineer of NSA) wrote:

    “MKI’s new Schnuffi chipset: This is not only a chapter for itself, it’s also a new chapter in data history.
    We got some samples about 5 months ago. After 4 months working and almost 1 Million investment in new Hardware the chipset blows the whole device up before we had a real chance to get our hand on the data…
    This is not a normal chipset… this is a nasty *****! “
  10. These should be standard issue for brainless government employees and politicians
  11. Wish they had focussed on making the USB smaller rather than bulked up with pointless gimmickry. some sticks could fit in the recess of a penknife blade.
  12. I had the 16GB version but returned it 2 days later: It is deadly slow (max. 5MB/s Write and 10MB/s Read)....
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