This USB drive will get hot and self-destruct if inserted incorrectly
Ryan Walker introduced an open-source USB drive called Ovrdrive USB, which has a self-destruct feature and can heat flash memory up to 100°C if inserted incorrectly.
Security and Innovation: Ovrdrive USB
Self-Destruction and Physical Security
Designed by Ryan Walker, Ovrdrive USB is a USB drive with a unique activation mechanism. For the computer to detect it, you need to quickly insert the flash drive three times in a row. Incorrect insertion will activate the self-destruct mechanism, reversing the voltage and heating the device to approximately 100° C.
Additional safety precautions
Ovrdrive USB is not encrypted by default, so it can be used in countries where encryption is prohibited. This product is intended for journalists, researchers and anyone who needs additional physical data security. The activation mechanism does not replace full encryption, but serves as a good barrier for unauthorized users.
Release and cost
Ovrdrive USB can be purchased on the website Crowd Supply as part of a crowdfunding campaign. The release is scheduled for August 2024, and the price is $69 with free shipping in the US or $12 for international shipping.
- Ovrdrive USB - USB flash drive designed by Ryan Walker with a self-destruct function
- flash -memory - an electronic device for storing data with high speed writing and reading
- Crowd Supply - an online platform for pre-ordering new products and supporting crowdfunding projects