So what is the Aegis Secure Key? It’s the most secure USB thumb drive you will ever use. There are loads of features that make the Aegis Secure Key the best place to store your personal information. If you have personal documents, personal pictures, or any other files that you don’t want anyone else to access, the Aegis is the way to go. Let’s get into the features.
The Aegis Secure Key comes in 4gb, 8gb, 16gb, and 32gb capacities. If you are storing personal documents, 4gb should be more than enough, it’s what I use. The Aegis measures 3.14 x .78 x .40 inches. It’s a little larger than most thumb drives, but the perks make up for it.
Okay let’s start with the strange acronyms:
1. FIPS 140-2 Level 3 Validated – This means that the Aegis Secure Key was tested and validated by the Federal Information Processing Standards to meet the United States government standards for Information Security. The Aegis uses NIST FIPS 140, which is the cryptography standard program required by the US Federal Government for sensitive data. That’s right people, The Aegis is Lengthy Reviews tested, Government approved.
2. Uses Military Grade 256-bit AES CBC Encryption – Anything stored in the Aegis is encrypted in real time with the build in 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard Cipher-Block Chain encryption. Ugh, what a mouthful. Basically, the data being stored in the Aegis is scrambled and is only decipherable by its own hardware.
3. Alphanumerical Keypad – My favorite part! The Aegis Secure Key uses a rechargeable battery to run the on-board keypad. The USB is physically locked by a 7-15 digit PIN code. That’s right, fuck them 4-digit PIN codes, this is more important than ATMs! There is no way for anyone to capture your pin code, outside of super-secret agent methods. (Heat tracking, fingerprint, pain-inducing methods?)
4. Configurable accounts – Admin and User accounts can be configured, so people can share the Aegis. If any user forgets their PIN, the Admin can log in with their PIN and reset the User PIN.
5. Dust, Water, and Crush Resistance – This thing is built like a mother fucking tank. If you were a secret agent stealing information with the Aegis, you could use it to gouge out your enemies eye and smash in their skulls. Five minutes later, you upload that stolen information like nothing happened. Alternatively, I’m quite positive you can insert this somewhere in case the enemies were closing in like in The Interview… The Aegis is made of aluminum housing and sports a shell that is tamper evident, so you’ll know if someone was trying to get to your data.
6. Self-Destruct Feature – Oh hell yeah. The Aegis erases all of its data if someone tries more than 10 PIN codes. I mean I would be super angry if someone was fucking with me to wipe my Aegis, but back to the whole secret agent thing, this is pretty awesome.
So what do I use this for? Well, I store my passwords on it. What, that’s all? C’mon, what did you expect? So I use the 4gb model, and I fill like 10mbs worth of space with my passwords and assorted documents. So let’s talk about the standard use of this. After you setup the password (which was a lengthy process), you would be able to start using the Aegis. First you press the unlock button. You have to wait until the green LED starts blinking. This is where you have 10 seconds to enter the PIN. After you input your 7-15 digit PIN, you then press the unlock button again. It will verify that the PIN is correct and show a solid green LED light. Now you have 30 seconds to plug in the thumb drive. Once you plug in, you are no longer timed to do things. Your session will remain open as long as you are plugged in. Once you unplug the Aegis, it will then relock itself instantly.
I love this thing. I can keep the Aegis Secure Key with me at all times and never have to worry that anyone can steal my information. I mean, not like I have anything worth stealing anyway. But, it’s just so well built, that I have no fear of it breaking. So if you truly want to keep your data secured to the max, while still affordable, go for the Aegis Secure Key!
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