This USB key will self-destruct in...

Ten wrong passwords will erase all data.

PCLaunches

Military-grade USB drives are nothing new on Crave, which has even seen models designed to withstand nuclear explosions . But this particular version would be as useful in the next Cold War as it would be in the battlefield.

Not only is the "IronKey" secured in a rugged metal case sealed with "epoxy-based potting compound," according to PCLaunches, but the battle-ready drive has an additional feature worthy of opening scenes from the old Mission Impossible TV series--an encryption chip that self-destructs after 10 wrong passwords are tried. It will also destroy all its data if someone tries power surges or other physical attacks in an attempt to disable the security mechanisms. The bottom line: Never make a bar bet that one of your buddies can't guess your password.

 

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