2024-02-12
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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.

This USB drive will get hot and self destruct if inserted incorrectly

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.

This USB drive will get hot and self destruct if inserted incorrectly

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.

Glossary

  • 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

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Answers to questions

What function has an Ovrdrive USB stick?

It has a self-destruct function and can heat flash memory up to 100° C.

What needs to be done to activate the Ovrdrive USB self-destruct mechanism?

You must insert the drive incorrectly three times in a row.

Who is Ovrdrive USB for?

It is intended for journalists, researchers and those who need additional physical data security.

Will the Ovrdrive USB activation mechanism be able to completely protect your data?

The activation mechanism does not replace full encryption, but serves as a good barrier for unauthorized users.

Where and at what price can I buy Ovrdrive USB?

The Ovrdrive USB is available for purchase from Crowd Supply as part of a crowdfunding campaign. Cost is $69 with free shipping within the US or $12 for international shipping.

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Interrupt Labs' Ryan Walker has released an open-source, security-focused USB drive called Ovrdrive USB, which boasts a self-destruct mechanism that activates when inserted incorrectly and heats the flash memory chip to 100°C.
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