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Hacking USB Thumbdrives, Thumprint authentication
From: m e <mje () list intersec com>
Date: 25 Jan 2004 05:31:26 -0000



I'm interested in research regarding hacking USB drives
unlocked with a thumbprint

http://www.thumbdrive.com/prd_info.htm

Or any thumbprint biometric hacking.

Client is considering USB drives to offload laptop data 
and at first glance seems like a better solution
than keeping sensitive data on laptops. Encryption software
on laptops requires more password management and software
hassles. The above device has no software drivers to install
so deployment headaches are minimized with (what seems) like
better security (obviously not maximum security) at low
deployment cost.

I'm guessing one can take the flash chip off the device
and plug into regular USB drive. Or rewrite the thumbprint hash.
Or hacks to fool the drivers. Or reverse engineer the
login program to always return "Yes".

Thanks,
dreez
mje () secev com





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