An ordinary key file (e.g. GnuPG key ring) can be stolen if your computer is lost or compromised. Using a strong (and usually difficult to remember) password can help unless your computer is infected with a keylogger or if the attacker discovers your password through other means. Nitrokey protects your private keys from being stolen in both instances.
Several interviews with experts in free software and open source: Jürgen Neumann (Freifunk.net, Open Hardware Initiative), Volker Grassmuck (author of "Freie Software"), Mario Behling (FOSSASIA, OpenTechSummit), Frederik Kramer (CEO initOS).
You may have heard about BadUSB which is an attack on ordinary USB thumbdrives. The attack exploits the fact that the firmware of ordinary USB devices may not be protected and can be reprogrammed (or “flashed") without any protection. This allows the attacker to infect a USB device by flashing malicious firmware.
Are you curious how Nitrokeys are produced? Did you ever wonder why Nitrokeys are produced in Germany instead of Asia? Our manufacturer answers these and other interesting topics in a video interview (German with English subtitles) which we publish as part of our ongoing crowdfunding campaign. If you enjoy the video, please support our campaign for the new Nitrokey Storage.
Our Crowdfunding Campaign for the Nitrokey Storage has been started two days ago. What did we achieve so far?
We collected almost €7,000 which is 11% of the funding goal of €60,000 already. A big thank you to all contributors!
I'm especially proud that three well known activists tweeted about our campaign: