Fingerprint secured USB memory sticks

When I first heard about these, I thought “what a great idea”. Then, almost immediately, I wondered if they were really secure or if it was a gimmick and the security was in fact rubbish – Well, I know now…

Secure USB sticks cracked – heise Security UK

Apparently the security is controlled by the OS, and it tells the usb stick when to unlock the hidden data – all you have to do is run a single command, and you can get to the supposedly protected data

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