New Feature Spotlight:
Programmable Brute Force
- Friday, March 20, 2015
- Store Owner
What is Programmable Brute Force?
After a programmable number (up to 20) of consecutive incorrect PIN entry attempts, the Aegis Secure Key will conclude that it is under Brute Force Attack and will respond by performing a crypto-erase – deleting the encryption key which will render all of the key’s data useless. While the Brute Force Defense mechanism is not a particularly new feature for Apricorn Aegis drives, the aspect of its programmability is. Essentially, the number of incorrect attempts can be set by the Admin (within the admin mode) to further reduce the number of incorrect attempts. While the default is set to a total of 20 incorrect consecutive PIN attempts, that number can be reduced down to as little as a total of four, in increments of two.