FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
KANGURU DEFENDER ELITE SAFE FROM SECURITY FLAW
DISCOVERED IN OTHER ENCRYPTED FLASH DRIVES
Millis, Massachusetts − January 2010 − Kanguru Solutions has announced its Kanguru Defender
Elite encrypted flash drives are safe from the security flaw recently exposed in several high
profile secure flash drives.
Encrypted flash drives manufactured by Sandisk (and private labeled by Kingston, Verbatim and
a variety of other OEM partners) have been found to contain a security flaw leaving their devices
vulnerable to data breaches. These devices front end software (where you type the password) do
device authentication and provide a “thumbs-up” to allow access to the secure area of the drive.
The software can then be hacked to always give a “thumbs-up” to the chip as if a successful
password has been entered, leaving potentially sensitive data visible and unencrypted.
“A design flaw of this type seriously compromises the security of any data residing on these
devices,” said Nate Cote, vice president of product management at Kanguru. “Our Kanguru
Defender Elite uses hardware based encryption chips to determine if a login password is
legitimate or not, safeguarding users from potential attacks of this nature.”
Don Brown, CEO of Kanguru Solutions added, “this development validates Kanguru’s decision
to use our own resources in the design of our secure flash drives. Many companies are utilizing
the Sandisk software and will be affected by this issue.”
The Kanguru Defender Elite uses military grade 256-bit hardware encryption and on-chip
password matching, safeguarding it from hacking attempts. In addition, Kanguru offers remote
management and USB device control for its secure flash drives, providing a level of security and
control unmatched in the industry.
A division of Interactive Media Corporation, Kanguru Solutions manufactures high quality,
secure and portable computer storage and peripherals that have provided consumers with secure
back-up solutions for more than a decade. Interactive Media Corp. was established in
Massachusetts in 1992. For more information on Kanguru Solutions, visit their website at
Contact: Emmett Jorgensen
Phone: 508-376-4245 ext. 203