Reply to post: Re: Ten miskeyings and it's toast ...

Toshiba packs NUMERIC KEYPAD onto self-bricking USB drive

chris 48

Re: Ten miskeyings and it's toast ...

A requirement of FIPS 140-2 certification I believe.

Also, if you tell people to use an 8 digit pin I imagine the majority will use a date with a 4 digit year. If they pick one from the last 100 years that's only 36,525 ish combinations to try so it would be cracked in under a day.

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