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FLASH drive ... Ah-aaaaaah! BadUSB no saviour to plug and play Universe

The seriousness of a USB security weakness, which could potentially allow hackers to reprogram USB drives, has been ratcheted up a notch, with the release of prototype code. Researchers Karsten Nohl and Jakob Lell, from German security skunkworks SR Labs, demonstrated how it might be possible to reprogram the firmware within …
John Leyden, 3 Oct 2014
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Kingston DataTraveler MicroDuo: Turn your phone into a 72GB beast

Review The Kingston DataTraveler microDuo is a convenient flash storage device that features a full-size USB interface at one end and micro USB at the other. The thinking here is that you can upload data to it from your computer or NAS box, and then stuff it into your phone or tablet for easy file sharing and to supplement any fixed …
Bob Dormon, 16 Apr 2014
Patriot Memory Wildfire SSD

Patriot Wildfire 120GB Sata 3 SSD

Review Patriot Memory’s latest Wildfire Sata 3 SSDs come with the promise of read and write speeds in excess of 500MB/s along with read and write IOPS in the 60K region. All of this blazing speed is available in 120GB (£240), 240GB (£420) and 480GB capacities – a 60GB version is in production, but not currently available in the UK. …
Shaun Dormon, 3 Aug 2011
LaCie XtremKey

LaCie XtremKey all-terrain USB flash drive

Review Data security can mean a lot of things, from encryption to defence against cyber attacks. There’s backing up and archiving too, but with the XtremKey, LaCie has in mind the idea that you might want to secure your data against the rough and tumble of everyday life. So if trouble follows you around, you can be assured your …
Bob Dormon, 9 Dec 2010
Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0

Kingston Technology DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 32GB

Review The DataTraveler Ultimate is the a natural progression in Kingston’s pocketable USB flash drive range. Featuring SuperSpeed USB 3.0 support devices are available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities. For something likely to live on a keyring, the Ultimate has an impressive performance, which, according to Kingston Technology, will …
Shaun Dormon, 9 Nov 2010

Kingston coughs to security flaw in 'Secure' flash drive

Kingston Technology is instructing customers to return certain models of its memory sticks, after the firm discovered a glitch in its DataTraveler Secure flash drives. The company said in a security notice that the models affected were "privacy" editions of the DataTraveler Secure, DataTraveler Elite and DataTraveler Blackbox …
Team Register, 4 Jan 2010
Digital Vision GiGo DV-DTR1

Digital Vision GiGo DV-DTR1 USB PVR

Review "Today's digital VCR replacement" is how the UK manufacturer Digital Vision describes its new GiGo Freeview set-top box. Designed to sell for less than £70, the device is a granny-friendly PVR with an unusual feature that will appeal to geeks (at least to this one). Unlike the majority of PVRs on the UK market, the GiGo records …
Chris Bidmead, 24 Jul 2009

Calvin Klein puts storage in the shade

Specs specialist Oakley has already produced sunglasses with integrated storage, MP3 playback and detachable headphones, but now it seems that others are set to follow with hi-tech eyewear. CK_sunglasses Calvin Klein's USB sunglasses Upmarket clothing brand Calvin Klein has designed a pair of sunglasses with a detachable …
James Sherwood, 10 Jul 2009

Patent granted for OLED biometric Flash drive

The development of a self-nuking Flash drive is already underway. But if you don’t fancy blowing up misplaced data in order to keep it secure, then you’ll soon be able to keep files safe with just one finger, or thumb. Biometric_flash This biometric Flash drive sports an OLED screen The Ennova Direct Corporation has been …
James Sherwood, 29 Apr 2009

Yes! It's the USB Flash drive bottle opener!

Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best ones, and TrekStor’s USB Flash drive with integrated bottle opener is sure to win acclaim from storage geeks and boozers alike. news_stick_co TrekStor's USB Stick CO: stores data and opens bottles The USB Stick CO will not only quench your storage thirst with its 25MB/s read speed …
James Sherwood, 17 Sep 2008

Broken off USB cable Flash drive goes on sale

Earlier this year, a crazed cable junkie released a walkthrough for transforming a sawn-off USB cable into a Flash drive. Now the inventor's idea has been turned into a money spinner. Hacked_USB_cable The cable looks broken, but it stores 2GB of data In April, self-styled mad scientist Windell Oskay published his …
James Sherwood, 15 Aug 2008

Corny biodegradable Flash drives

Most product launches end with a USB Flash drive holding the press notes being distributed, and the Register's got drawers full 'em. Thankfully, a biodegradable drive’s now available. Corn_flash_drive The corn Flash drive is biodegradable Manufacturer Hoshino states that the FD-300 biodegradable USB Flash drive is made …

Yes! It's the sawed-off USB key!

Ripping a USB cable in half is an achievement, but your friends will be even more impressed when they discover it still performs data transfers. sawed_off_flash_key_1 Evil Mad Science Laboratories’ inserted a flash drive into the USB jack The sawed-off USB key features in the Evil Mad Science Laboratories’ (EMSL) online IT …
James Sherwood, 17 Apr 2008

SanDisk warns that unsecured flash drives are coming to get you

Over three quarters of American IT workers use memory sticks for work-related purposes, and most corporate heads don't have a clue about the peril they face as a result of the stick love. Or so that's what SanDisk discovered via a survey commissioned to explore the risks of using unsecured USB flash drives in enterprise …
Austin Modine, 11 Apr 2008

Star Wars USB Flash drives touch down

If you’re working on plans for a Death Star III, then there’s a new gadget in the galaxy designed to secure your vital blueprints: a Star Wars-themed USB memory stick. Star_wars_USB Star Wars USB sticks: choose your favourite The USB drives are available as one of four characters, including Register Hardware’s personal …
James Sherwood, 16 Jan 2008

USB 'compact cassette' promises 1980s nostalgia, home taping

Relive music piracy the way it used to be done, back in the days when even Shawn Fanning was a glint in someone's eye*, let alone his original Napster app and the P2P world it spawned. Yes, we're talking cassette tapes and a 21st Century take on this format of yesteryear. USB Mix Tape USB Mix Tape: relive the 80s... the 80s …
Tony Smith, 3 Jan 2008

Mother of God seen on USB Flash drive

If you lose a file from this USB drive then you’d better pick your expletives carefully or you’ll have the Good Lord, vengeful wrath and all, snapping at your heels. Maria_USB Thou shalt not carve graven USBs The Maria Memory Stick is USB 2.0 compatible and can be used to store all your essential files. However, unlike any …
James Sherwood, 30 Nov 2007

Show your faith in USB Flash drives

We can't see Brando's wooden cross USB Flash drive appealing to death metallers - too acoustic, not electric enough - which leaves Christians as the only cross-wearing community likely to be keen on this simple item. Brando wooden cross Flash drive Packs vobiscum It certainly has a certain cardy-wearing, guitar-strumming, …
Tony Smith, 20 Nov 2007

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