Technology New USB stick has a self-destruct feature that heats it to over 100 degrees Celsius

silversurfer

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Through GitHub and Crowd Supply, Ryan Walker of Interrupt Labs (via CNX Software) is releasing a security-focused, open-source USB flash drive called Ovrdrive USB, which boasts a self-destruct mechanism that heats the flash chip to over 100 degrees Celsius.

The Ovrdrive USB is unencrypted by default, so it should still be legal in countries where encryption is otherwise illegal while providing an extra degree of (physical) security not matched by our current best flash drives.

 

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Mmmm, sounds great, but surely the partition is still visible given the right tools.

I like idea of blowing people's computers up though... neat party trick. But, how do three quick USB insertions reverse electrical polarity.

Sounds a bit scammy to me...
 
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