flavors of reptile lubricant, was Another Snake Oil Candidate

wangude at gmail.com wangude at gmail.com
Thu Sep 13 21:10:20 EDT 2007

The below USB drive manufacture claims FIPS 140-2
certification.  Encryption is now required for USB
thumb drives used on DoD computer.   This one is
being used by the Military.



On 9/13/07, Ali, Saqib <docbook.xml at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 13 Sep 2007 13:45:42 -0000, John Levine <johnl at iecc.com> wrote:
> > I always understood snake oil crypto to refer to products that were of
> > no value to anyone, e.g., products that claim to have secret
> > unbreakable encryption, million bit keys, or "one time pads" produced
> > by PRNGs.
> hear hear!
> I think in the zeal for criticism of the IronDrive, folks have
> expanded the definition of Snake Oil to include "All" security
> products.
> I don't like the "Military Grade AES Encryption" phrase that IronDrive
> uses on their website, cause that implies they know what Military is
> using. Maybe somebody should notify DoD that these IronDrive folks
> know what Military uses to encrypt info ;-)
> But other then that I don't see any Snake Oil Crypto like
> techno-babble used by IronDrive Marketing.
> saqib
> http://security-basics.blogspot.com/

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