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Protect e-mails, files, harddrives, server certificates and online accounts using a physical USB key.

  • Prevent Identity Theft
  • Stop Espionage & Mass Surveillance
  • Prevent Data Loss

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Nitrokey enables

  • Secure Login

    Login to websites (e.g. Google, Facebook) using secure One Time Passwords (OTP), U2F or ordinary static passwords. Login to computers & network services (e.g. SSH) using certificates.

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  • Email Encryption

    Encrypt your emails with GnuPG, OpenPGP or S/MIME and your favorite email client. Keep your secret keys secure on your Nitrokey.

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  • Encrypted Mobile Storage

    Carry important data with you, always hardware encrypted on your Nitrokey Storage device (8-64 GB). Compatible with Windows, Linux and Mac OS.

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  • Harddisk & File Encryption

    Encrypt your hard disks and files using TrueCrypt, GnuPG tools and more. Keep your secret keys secure on your Nitrokey.

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  • Server Protection

    Protect your server certificates by using up to 60 ECC and 48 RSA keys with the Nitrokey HSM. Ideal for security servers.

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How Nitrokey works

Protect emails, files, harddrives, server certificates and online accounts using cryptography. Your secret keys are always stored securely in the Nitrokey hardware and can't be stolen. The device is PIN-protected and secure against hardware attacks. Backups protect against lost.

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Nitrokey is better

  • High Security

    Your secret keys are always stored in the tamper-resistant and PIN-protected device and secured against computer viruses, loss and theft. RSA keys up to 4096 bit and AES-256 are supported.

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  • Open Source

    Both hardware and software are open source and free software and allow independent security reviews. Customizable, no vendor lock-in, no security by obfuscation, no hidden security issues!

  • No Backdoors - No NSA

    Installed firmware can be exported and verified. This prevents attackers from inserting backdoors e.g. during shipping. Nitrokey is open source and free of backdoors. Secret keys are generated by you only! No secrets are revealed to us.

  • Plausible Deniability

    The only hardware solution with hidden encrypted storage. This allows you to plausibly deny the existence of encrypted data, e.g. during border controls.

  • Easy Integration

    Nitrokey use open interfaces to enable easy integration to your requirements. Custom solution can be provided on request.

  • Better Than Software

    The Nitrokey hardware is independent of any operating system and protects your secret keys against theft, lost, user mistakes, and computer viruses.

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Status

The open source project has been established in 2008 as Crypto Stick and attracted a lot of happy users and got positive feedback. To reflect a new project phase with improved products, faster development, larger developer community, and better user experience, the project has been renamed to Nitrokey in 2015. Nitrokey's mission is to provide the best and open source security key to protect user's digital life. We are already in the pre-production phase of several stable products which we will start shipping in 2015.

Nitrokey is part of

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News

  • Nitrokey is official partner of OpenTechSummit 2015 and we are glad to give free tickets to anybody in the Nitrokey community. To get the ticket, please tweet, blog, or mail your friends (CC us) that you are going to #OpenTechSummit and meet #Nitrokey. We will send you the free ticket right back. We are looking forward to meet you on Thursday at this wonderful event. About OpenTechSummit
    11th May 2015
  • One Time Passwords (OTP) and (new!) Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) are good ways to protect your online accounts against identity theft. They are much more secure than passwords and easier to use. But not all websites support these methods. Furthermore it could have been a hassle to find out if a particular website supports it or not. This is why we setup a list of (hopefully) all websites and self-hosted software with support for OTP and U2F.
    13th Jan 2015
  • The Crypto Stick has been established in 2008 as a hobby open source project. During this journey we attracted a lot of happy users and got positive feedback. We learned that developing a system which works is one thing; but shipping a stable and consumer-ready device is a totally different story. The development of the next version 2 (alias "Storage") took several years--even with one full time position on average. Now the system works stable and we are aiming on starting the production.
    01st Jan 2015

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