• 22 December 2015, 1 Comment
    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.
  • 18 December 2015, 0 Comments
  • 14 December 2015, 0 Comments
    Several interviews with experts in free software and open source: Jürgen Neumann (, Open Hardware Initiative), Volker Grassmuck (author of "Freie Software"), Mario Behling (FOSSASIA, OpenTechSummit), Frederik Kramer (CEO initOS).
  • 11 December 2015, 0 Comments
    It is common knowledge that passwords will not survive the 21st century, due to their inherent weaknesses (Forbes, Wired, CNET).
  • 07 December 2015, 12 Comments
    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.
  • 03 December 2015, 0 Comments
    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.  
  • 23 November 2015, 2 Comments
    The first revision of the Nitrokey HSM introduces several sophisticated key management features:
  • 20 November 2015, 0 Comments
    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:
  • 18 November 2015, 4 Comments
    The long-anticipated Nitrokey Storage is almost ready for production and to make it happen we need your preorder now!
  • 12 November 2015, 0 Comments
    We have been developing the Nitrokey Storage for a few years already and we are proud to announce that we are now approaching the final stage. The next step is production, for which we will launch a crowdfunding campaign next week on Wednesday 18th. Your support is crucial to Nitrokey’s success: Next Wednesday we will need you to preorder, as well as promote the campaign to your friends and colleagues. Please save the date and be a part of the campaign’s success.


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