Flash drives have been in the news lately after a hack surfaced that let nefarious types bypass the security on some flash drives that used encryption for protection. Kingston has a few models that were affected by the fault. Kingston today has unveiled a new secure flash drive called the DataTraveler 5000.
Kingston describes the flash drive as ultra-secure and it uses SPYRUS technology with hardware-based 256-bit XTS-AES encryption. The SPYRUS tech also support Suite B cryptography including ECC. Algorithms in the Suite B cryptography are approved by the US government and the DoD for use in multinational sharing of classified and non-classified documents.
The DataTraveler 5000 is offered in 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, and 16GB capacities selling for $111, $185, $231, and $400 respectively. Kingston will also offer it with onboard Malware scanning software.