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Kingston Digital to Replace Affected Secure USB Flash Drives with Upgraded Security Architecture, New Drives

  • 19 January, 2010 16:00

<p><strong>Sydney, Australia</strong> – <strong>January 19, 2010</strong> –
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.<br/>
<br/>
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.<br/>
<br/>
“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.”<br/>
<br/>
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 www.kingston.com/driveupdate.<br/>
<br/>
To discuss this product on Kingston Blog, please go to <a href="#">www.kingston-blog.com</a>.
To try the game “Challenge Your Memory”, please go to <br/>
<a href="#">www.kingston-blog.com/challenge_your_memory/en/</a>. To get the freshest
information on Kingston, please go to <a href="#">http://twitter.com/KingstonFEPR</a>.<br/>
<br/>
To find out if your Kingston product is genuine, Kingston also provides an online
verification site: <a href="#">www.kingston.com/asia/verify</a>. 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: <a href="#">www.theadventuresofrex.com</a>.<br/>
<br/>
<strong>About Kingston Digital, Inc</strong>.<br/>
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 <a href="#">www.kingston.com/anz</a>.<br/>
<br/>
<strong>PR CONTACT</strong><br/>
Renato Catalan<br/>
Gap Marketing and Management Pty Ltd<br/>
Website: <a href="#">www.gapmarketing.com.au</a></p>

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