Aegis Secure Key - USB 2.0 Flash Drive

Aegis Secure Key - USB 2.0 Flash Drive

FIPS 140-2 Encrypted USB Flash Key with PIN access

Quick Overview

  • FIPS 140-2 Level 3 Validated

  • Secure PIN Access

  • Military grade AES 256-bit CBC Hardware Encryption

  • OS independent – Works with Windows, Mac, Linux
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  • To unlock you Aegis Secure Key input your PIN
  • Aegis Secure Key works with any USB port
  • To lock your Aegis Secure Key simply unplug
  • Security that fits in your pocket

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How do I unlock the Aegis Secure Key if the battery is dead?

Your Aegis Secure Key has a built-in rechargeable battery. If the battery is fully discharged you can still continue to use the product by following the instructions below:

a) Connect the Aegis Secure Key to a USB port on any computer

b) While the Key is connected to the computer, enter the User or Admin PIN to unlock the drive

c) While connected to the USB port, the internal battery will automatically charge. We recommend you keep the drive connected for approximately 1 hour to fully charge the battery

What if I forget my PIN on my Aegis Secure Key?

If you forget the User and Admin PINs, there is absolutely no way of gaining access to the data stored on the drive, there is no back doors into the drive. You will need to completely reset the Aegis Secure Key by following the directions in section 4. By resetting all data stored on the Key will be inaccessible.

When the Aegis Secure Key is reset the following occurs:

* A new encryption key is generated
* The User and Admin PIN are deleted
* All the data on the Key is no longer accessible
* A new User PIN will need to be set
* The Aegis Secure Key will need to be formatted

Aegis Secure Key brute force or hacking attempt protection

If your Aegis Secure Key has reached its limit of of consecutive unsuccessful attempts to unlock, the brute force will activate and will completley reset the drive as follows:

* A new encryption key will be generated
* The User and Admin PIN will be deleted
* All the data on the Key will no longer be accessible
* A new User PIN will need to be set
* The Aegis Secure Key will need to be formatted

VIDEO 1 - How do I change the default PIN?

VIDEO 2 - How to reset the Aegis Secure Key

VIDEO 3 - How to add USER PIN after resetting the drive

VIDEO 4 - How to setup an ADMIN PIN

VIDEO 5 - How to reset the USER PIN using the ADMIN PIN

Why does my drive automatically lock after 7-15 minutes?

Starting with Windows 8 and OSX for the Mac, there is a power setting that will attempt to put all drives to sleep to save power.


For the Mac

Open Energy Saver settings (Applications -> System Preferences -> Energy Saver) and uncheck the option “Put hard disks to sleep when possible”.

Mac settings



For Windows 8.0

From the start screen, type “edit power” and choose to edit plan settings. Select the “Change advanced power setting”. Expand the Hard Disk setting and change the setting ("Never" is a good option if the computer does not operate on battery power).

Windows 8.0 settings

Also Expand the USB setting and change the USB selective suspend setting and change it to “disable”.

Windows 8.0 USB settings



For Windows 8.1

There is a known bug in 8.1 where the above settings will not make the desired change. For a temporary workaround, please see the Microsoft suggested fixes.

Microsoft suggested fixes

Can I change the Admin or User PIN, create a User PIN, or reset my Secure Key 2.0 while it’s plugged into a USB port?

NO. The only commands that can be performed on the Secure Key 2.0 while connected to a USB port is to enter the Admin or the User PIN. And even though it's possible, we advise that you always unplug the device from the USB port before performing these button commands (unless it’s connected with an extension cable) as pressing Secure Key's buttons while it’s plugged in could bend the device’s USB connector and / or damage the computer’s USB port.
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