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Teardown of encrypted USB Flash drives

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There are many solutions for keeping user data secure on USB Flash drives. However, the most reliable ones are based on hardware encryption. Many encrypted USB Flash drives are certified to the high FIPS 140 -2 Level 3 standard. However, very little public research has been done to evaluate the hardware security of those devices.

The purpose of this talk is to present a teardown and feasibility study of IronKey and other encrypted USB Flash drives. As a result the users of these devices could be assured about the real level of the security protection they get. More than 20 different devices were teared down and their hardware solutions evaluated against possible attacks. Some potential flaws will be exposed and those findings are likely to stimulate further research into specific solutions being used to protect the user data.

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This talk is part of the Computer Laboratory Security Seminar series.

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