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Another crappy product bites the dust

Apparently, the guys over at Secustick has convinced French military contractor Dassault, French bank Crédit Agricole and “the French intelligence service” (according to Secustick) that their new, cool “self-destructing” USB stick is the ultimate in portable storage security:

“a memory stick that will self-destruct after an incorrect password has been entered more than a set number of times”

Turns out that the stick is neither self-destructing nor secure, and that the French intelligence service should be very, very, very ashamed of themselves.

Thank God for hackers.

Update, april 19:th, 2007:
Apparently, renown IT security expert Bruce Schneier came to the same conclusion that I did.

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