Flaw in SecureAccess.

You cannot backup the vault it has to be read from the orignal usb stick. Kinda defeats the purpose of backing up. If you lose the flash drive or the drive fails you lose all the data. We should be able to access the vault backup. Putting the vault onto a different sandisk drive it wants to create a new vault. Apparenlty the vault is UUID/GUID hardware specific. Which leads me to question the crypto integrity of this program all together.

:smiley:   Hi Technonymous,

Dear member of SanDisk Community, welcome.

[If you lose the flash drive or the drive fails you lose all the data.]

For that not to happen, _ there is an option _ (in the toolbar My Vault), which generates a Backup (for SandiskSecureAccess Vault), _ to your PC. _

See link: http://forums.sandisk.com/t5/All-SanDisk-USB-Flash-Drives/V-1-of-32GB-Cruzer-Glide-and-Win-7/m-p/330167#M9418


Regards, Alfred.                                                                                    (Google translated)

Why is AES 256 and others grayed out?

:smiley:   Hi Technonymous,

SanDisk SecureAccess v2.0 has 128-bit AES encryption, for maximum data security.

In the world of embedded and computer security, one of the often debated topics is whether 128-bit symmetric key, used for AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) is informatics secure, against brute-force attack.

Governments and businesses, place a great deal of faith in the belief that AES is so secure, that its security key can never be broken.

The difference between cracking the AES-128 algorithm and AES-256 algorithm is considered minimal.

Whatever breakthrough might crack 128-bit will probably also crack 256-bit.

AES has never been cracked yet and is safe against any brute force attacks.

The algorithm was developed by two Belgian cryptographer Joan Daemen and Vincent Rijmen.

AES was designed to be efficient in both hardware and software, and supports a block length of 128 bits and key lengths of 128, 192, and 256 bits.

Regards, Alfred.                                                                             (Google translated).