Toshiba’s Encrypted USB Flash Drive doesn’t just protect data with AES encryption, but rather a real passcode on the device itself as well. It utilizes a mini-keyboard to authenticate access and also incorporates a rechargeable battery allowing the user to authenticate access before plugging into a USB port. Simply enter in the secure PIN and plug the drive into any USB 2.0 port to access the data. If a brute force attack is detected – 10 or more unsuccessful attempts – all data from the drive becomes irrecoverable. Product page. Continue reading for two videos and more information.
Once access is authenticated, the drive “unlocks” the media permitting access to all of the content stored on the drive. Once work is completed and the drive is removed from a USB port, the drive automatically re-locks and encrypts the stored media with a hardware based 256 bit, American Encryption Standard (AES) algorithm, designed to meet the standards developed by the U.S. government for the protection of sensitive information. More information.