Because the popular online payment solutions are expensive and privacy-unfriendly, we are happy to announce Bitcoin as a new payment method. From now on you can purchase the Crypto Stick in our online shop by paying with Bitcoins. Enjoy.
For the second time we are in Google Summer of Code (GSoC) as a subproject of FOSSASIA. This means students can get scholarship to code for the Crypto Stick. Here are a couple of ideas of interesting projects but you are free to suggest your own as well.
As in the previous years, also in 2012 we will have a booth at the Embedded World fair. Guests are welcome to get information about the status, latest developments, and outlook of the Crypto Stick project. Developers will be available to discuss even in-depth technical aspects such as adapting or integrating the Crypto Stick into other products and systems. The Embedded World will be held from 28th February to 1st of March in Nuremberg, Germany.
After nearly two years of ongoing development we are glad to present the first beta of the Crypto Stick 2 hardware boards (PCB). They just arrived and here is the first picture (in full article). You can see the main processor on the topside. Other than in the Crypto Stick 1 we changed to the Atmel's AT32UC3A processor primarily due to it's integrated AES encryption unit which results in high performance.
If you ever was wondering whether your proprietary encryption device or smart card is secure, you might have been right. History tells us that many vendors pay not enough attention to deliver a really secure product. The following gives an incomplete overview of security flaws which became public:
We published the hardware layout of the first beta of the upcoming version 2 in our SVN repository. In addition to the existing features of version 1, the main new feature is an encrypted mass storage. Users will be able to easily and securely store files on the mass storage device. The storage is password protected and encrypted with AES-256 to ensure high security.
We are glad to launch the new Crypto Stick website, most of the content available for German and English. Also it contains a dedicated news section (blog) and it is highly recommended to subscribe via RSS, Twitter, Identi.ca or e-mail. We intend to keep all these services in sync so that subscribing to one of them is sufficient.