Corsair Memory has come up with a cool new product called a Flash Padlock. The product is so new that it doesn't even appear on the Corsair website.
The Flash Padlock has a hardware locking mechanism and physical PIN Pad, this means you can assign a PIN to the flash drive. Because it is locked in the hardware no software is required and the flash drive auto-locks on removal. No idea on price at this stage but there are two variants - 1GB or 2GB.
The New Zealand distributor is BDT
A cool looking product, I might just have to get one.
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Comment by robscovell, on 3-Jul-2007 13:03
Perfect for people under a legal obligation to keep data private. They can get into a lot of trouble if someone pinches their flash drive.
Comment by DJ, on 9-Jul-2007 10:58
There's no mention of any encryption capabilities. if it simply stops the drive from mounting on Windows, it's easily hackable.
Also you can enter infinite tries, so it's vulnerable to PIN-guessing attacks.
The IronKey drive (https://www.ironkey.com) if fully hardware encrypted, and permantently blows away the keys and data if the password is entered incorrectly 10 times.
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