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Fake Pen Drives?!?!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by varundbest, Apr 21, 2010.

  1. varundbest

    varundbest Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Recently i bought a 32GB kingston pen at $20, i though itrs dirt cheap so didnt though it, i though even if its 16GB then also i will be at a bit of profit. The thing is that this shit cant even hold 10MB of a file! I was lurking online and found a similar case like mine -
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    http://en.kioskea.net/forum/affich-41997-kingston-32-gb-pen-drive-fake
    How do they fake memory pen drives? Any idea? I would really like to learn that, just for fun :D
     
  2. jaerehan

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    yours are not even 16, probably 8 or 4gb. its done with some kind of low level format, someone offered a lot to import, but left if at the end and didnt really read about a lot but try to check this:

    http://hddguru.com/content/en/software/2006.04.12-HDD-Low-Level-Format-Tool/
     
  3. the_demon

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    Yeh, I had a friend get screwed last year... He bought a 16GB drive for $20 as well... Turned out to be 512mb and infected with a virus on top of that. When plugged in it said 16GB but, only had capacity... They messed with something on the device to fake it. idk how off hand. :(

    ---> If it sounds to good to be true it probably is.
     
  4. PlatinumPi4u

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    That scam has been around ever since USB storage has been around... I remember they were doing this on egay like 8yrs ago..
     
  5. varundbest

    varundbest Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Yea, how to fix that pen drive? I guess my pen drive is not even 32mb. That shit cant even hold 10mb files!
     
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    Its fake and probably made in china

    They do some changes to its hardware profile so the windows show any number of Giga byte that they want.

    But in fact its 1 or 2 GB and it will over write the previous data if your file size is bigger than actual USB drive capacity
     
  8. varundbest

    varundbest Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Mine is even cheaper lol! Cant even hold 10MB!
     
  9. antsaoo

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    so you still think its 32gb? :D just throw it a way and don't buy again 32gb ones for 20$ simple as that :)
     
  10. varundbest

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    Ya but i was wondering if i can get the real amount of memory which it have.
     
  11. octalsystems

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    yeah i also bought same pendrive for just $10 .
    and i low level formatted it and copied some
    data on it to check it was working fine. so i paid him
    but after paying him i realize that as soon as i unplug pendrive after copying some data and replug it it was blank LOL.
     
  12. businessminder

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    I'd suggest the same thing too :) After all I am a strong believer in "You get what you pay for" sort of concept.
     
  13. varundbest

    varundbest Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Yeah! Same for me! lol :D
     
  14. surajprakash31

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    Fake Pen Drive Tester attached.
     

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  15. varundbest

    varundbest Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    thnx :D, can it format it with correct size?
     
  16. Guaji

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    lol I have a store also (not online) and someone came here and offered me Kingston 16GB it doesn´t have even 512kb and was like $3 USD. Those come from Colombia and from Colombia they came from China. Yes. There are many of them in the streets and many people buy them. Don´t know why Kingston don´t make anything about this, they are damaging the brand
     
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    Never tried that. But btw, it's better to just throw it off. It's not usable, you'll see corrupted data almost everytime you use it.
     
  18. varundbest

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    Yeah, can i create corrupt pen drives like that? Like make a cheap pen drive of 16mb show 16gb? My friend's birthday is close :D