Kingston Digital to Replace Affected Secure USB Flash Drives with Upgraded Security Architecture, New Drives
Sydney, Australia - January 19, 2010 - Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced it will replace certain secure USB Flash drives with new units designed with an improved security architecture. The Kingston drives affected are the DataTraveler BlackBox (DTBB), DataTraveler Secure - Privacy Edition (DTSP) and DataTraveler Elite - Privacy Edition (DTEP). Kingston is offering its customers the following: a FIPS-certified replacement for the DTBB; and the DataTraveler Vault - Privacy Edition for the DTSP and DTEP.
Kingston was notified in December by a third-party security consulting firm that the DataTraveler BlackBox, DataTraveler Secure - Privacy Edition and DataTraveler Elite - Privacy Edition contained a potential security flaw. Kingston believes the best solution is to replace those potentially affected units.
"We have decided the best way to address this problem is to offer our customers replacement units that incorporate newer and stronger security architecture," said Vaughan Nankivell, Regional Manager, Australia and New Zealand, Kingston. "Since we were first notified of the potential hack, we have concluded that exchanging drives is the proper solution for our customers."
Customers who own one of the affected drives should contact Kingston's Customer Service Department for full details of our standard return process. For the customer service phone number in your region, visit http://www.kingston.com/driveupdate.
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http://www.kingston-blog.com/challenge_your_memory/en/. To get the freshest information on Kingston, please go to http://twitter.com/KingstonFEPR.
To find out if your Kingston product is genuine, Kingston also provides an online verification site: http://www.kingston.com/asia/verify. To try the game "Search for Genuine Kingston", please go to anti-counterfeit.kingston-blog.com. For the interesting animation: The Adventures of Rex, please visit: http://www.theadventuresofrex.com.
About Kingston Digital, Inc.
Kingston Digital, Inc. ("KDI") is the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the world's largest independent manufacturer of memory products. Established in 2008, KDI is headquartered in Fountain Valley, California, USA. For more information, please visit http://www.kingston.com/anz.
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