Kingston flash drives suffer password flaw

Company asks customers to return some models of DataTraveler secure flash drives, following the discovery of a flaw in how they process passwords.

Tom Espiner Special to CNET News

Kingston Technology has asked customers to return certain models of its DataTraveler secure flash drives for an update, following the discovery of a flaw in the memory sticks.

The affected models include the DataTraveler BlackBox; DataTraveler Secure--Privacy Edition; and DataTraveler Elite--Privacy Edition.

The flaw lies in how the drives process passwords, Jim Selby, Kingston's manager of European product marketing, told ZDNet UK on Monday.

Read more of "Kingston flash drives suffer password flaw" at ZDNet UK.