Kingston Recalls Some Flash Drives over Password Flaw

Pulkit Chandna

Kingston Technology is recalling certain models of its DataTraveler Secure flash drives . It was forced to take the step after a German company named SySS exposed a security flaw in few of its drives . “It has recently been brought to our attention that a skilled person with the proper tools and physical access to the drives may be able to gain unauthorized access to data contained on the following Kingston Secure USB drives,” reads a statement on the company's website.

The DataTraveler BlackBox, DataTraveler Secure — Privacy Edition, and DataTraveler Elite — Privacy Edition are the only flash drives being recalled. Kingston has advised those affected to contact tech support before returning their flash drives. Its site contains a country-wise list of all its tech support phone numbers.

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