Update: PIN your data key

Published: December 14th, 2007

A couple days back, I wrote about a USB data key from Corsair that’s secured by a personal identification number (PIN). I promised then to turn it over to our IT squad to see if they could extract data from the key without using the pin.

Well, they’ve had at ‘er for three days now, disassembling it, poking and probing, and it seems to be watertight (though not literally, like the Survivor USB key). It seems the key draws power from a battery within, not from the USB port on a computer, and it’s soldered in. They’ve concluded they can’t get at it without destroying the key. So chalk one up for Corsair.

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