Rostec has created a USB flash drive with the function of data destruction

Employees of the Technodinamika holding state corporation Rostec developed a flash drive with the function of permanently destroying information by pressing the & nbsp; button on the end of the device. This was reported by the press service of Rostec.

The message says that the flash drive contains a memory chip, batteries and controls. It is noted that after pressing the button, the electric detonator is activated. It burns the printed circuit board with a cumulative jet, which guarantees the irreversible destruction of the information stored on the device. According to the general director of the holding Igor Nasenkov, the impossibility of data recovery has been confirmed by an expert examination.

The press service emphasized that the use of this function does not pose a danger to the user, since when it is activated, the integrity of the device body is not violated.

According to Nasenkov, in the future, the device will be tested for safety during its long-term storage, for resistance to mechanical and climatic factors. In addition, the specialists intend to work out different design options for the flash drive case.

The message added that the development of the device was carried out by employees of JSC NPP Krasnoznamenets. At Rostec it is believed that government departments, as well as companies working with confidential data, can become potential consumers of the novelty.

In October, it became known about an attempt by an engineer who served on a US submarine, Jonathan Toiby, to sell classified data to a foreign state. He hid the flash drive with classified information between two slices of bread on a peanut butter sandwich.

Earlier at Rostec; reported that a shot cartridge with a luminous element for indicating the flight path was created in Russia.


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