The outfit which makes the Swiss Army Knife claims that it has created the most unhackable USB.
Victorinox’s Secure product is a USB stick that’s built into a Swiss Army Knife and it uses several layers of security.
First you need to get past a fingerprint ID which uses a thermal sensor. This is just in case someone uses the knife to cut off your finger.
Then you have to get through MKI’s Schnuffi Platform Single Chip Technology.
Victorinox says this makes cracking the hardware impossible. The outfit offered £100,000 to hackers if they could break into it during a PR bash in London. No one managed it although lubricating hackers is always a good defence for any hardware.
The Secure Pro is available in three different sizes, ranging from 8GB to 32GB RRP £50 £180 and features a removable USB flash drive, biometric fingerprint recognition technolog, LED Mini White Light, retractable biro, blade, scissors, nail file, screwdriver and key ring. Alas there is no attachment for removing the stones from a horse’s hooves, which we have always found extremely useful.