Not in the market for high-end hardware encryption, but still want to be protected from malware tampering? Kanguru recently launched its newest unencrypted version of an RSA-2048 Bit secure firmware USB flash drive called the Kanguru FlashTrust FlashTrust is the world’s first unencrypted USB drive with on-board secure firmware, usb lock offering organizations the same level of firmware protection used in our trusted hardware encrypted devices. Using the same principle, if a third-party hacker were to try to tamper with the USB drive to deliver malware to a network, it would simply shut down, as it is consistently verified through a self-test on start-up.
At your place, you formatted the Flash Drive and added some files to it. Then for some reason, you have to plug it into someone else’s computer. If that computer is infected, the malware would detect the new drive and replicate to it. It means that in addition to whatever you were doing on the different computer, a write operation” is also being performed where the malware is replicating. If you stop this write operation”, the virus cannot copy itself to the USB Flash drive. Thus, when you make USB Drives read only, you are literally stopping any unwanted write operation” to that drive.
Issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), FIPS validation entails coordinated requirements and standards for cryptography modules. By fulfilling the FIPS standards, Kingston and IronKey encrypted drives assure purchasers that they meet the criteria assigned. The Security Key by Yubico usb lock relies on high-security, public key cryptography using the same tried and trusted hardware from Yubico. As U2F protocol support begins to spread across internet applications, the same Security Key will work with other U2F-enabled applications. The keys are available worldwide from and the Yubico store.