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IRONKEY

Discussion in 'Electronic Devices' started by indabayou, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. indabayou

    indabayou Loaded Pockets

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    Thinking of buying an IRONKEY flashdrive. Good points.......Bad points.I know ya'll can help :)
     
  2. paulie

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    Have the 8gb. No problems with it, love the passcode and encryption features. Built solid. Keep most on it, even programs that I run, so all info's self contained within it, and not on a host machine.
     
  3. Pheonix886

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    Which one?


    All ironkeys have:
    Hardware based AES encyption.
    Tough enough metal to dig outta prison
    Waterproof
    Pretty good transfer speeds
    Smaller than other "super secure" flash drives.


    Con:
    One of the more expensive flash drives out there.
     
  4. Warfighter

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    Have they solved the security issue of the master password not being secure? A virtual keyboard or something so keystroke loggers can't pick up the initial password.
     
  5. muskrat72

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    I remember reading a review on those through one of the many pc mags I check daily but have yet to find it. I was thinking it was maximumpc that pretty much gave it an "eh" review.
     
  6. indabayou

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    Thanks for the feedback ya'll :)
     
  7. ObiHann

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    I love it. Ive read a few interviews with the guy behind it, and a few security experts tore it apart, and its by far one of the most secure things out there. A bit pricey but definitely worth it. Even physically rugged.
     
  8. chappel

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    I've had an IronKey for a couple years, and I'm really happy with it. I normally carry two thumb drives - the IK for business and sensitive personal stuff, account numbers, passwords etc and a cheapo higher capacity / smaller sized drive for hassle-free transfers of low-value data that doesn't need to be secured (photos, mp3s, pdfs of books, ripped movies). I destroyed my previous non-IK drive - the shroud around the connector cracked apart, and then I think the whole thing shorted - but the IK is rock solid. Note that the finish will scratch and scuff pretty badly if you aren't careful, but you'd be hard pressed to go beyond cosmetic damage.

    I appreciate that the IK can be used with Linux and Mac (and of course windows) - although most of the extra 'frills' are windows-only.

    Buy the biggest one you can afford - it'll seem ludicrously small long before it wears out. My 2G IK seemed pretty big when I got it, although it's got plenty of space for what I put on it.

    Data security is a significant part of my day job; I'm satisfied with the IronKeys security, and I found the performance is much better than a normal drive with TrueCrypt - with much less tinkering (although a faster PC may have helped).
     
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    Yes, there is now a virtual keyboard. If you have issues/concerns with screenloggers they keyboard can "randomize" the letters.
     
  10. TKD

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    The fit and finish is pretty crappy for the price IMO. The pics online are very misleading.
     
  11. Westerdutch

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    These IRONKEYS are pretty nice, but in my opinion a tad overpriced..... A little while ago i was looking for a way to store some sensitive data whilst keeping it mobile and i found a different solution: I bought myself a nice Sandisk Titanium Cruzer because they are rather large and cheap but still quite strong! I then worked my way into the U3 part on the stick, wiped it and wrote a nice little homebrew autorun menu with the TrueCrypt software 'embedded' and i now run a nice little mobile piece of security on the stick.. it has AES-256 encryption, plausible deniability and uses some pretty nifty keyfile systems for added security! I love it, its pretty secure and most of all, it wont break your bank, especially for the larger models (16GB).
     
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    Not yet, computers i usually work on haven't been made idiot proof.....