• 14 January 2013, 0 Comments
    Researchers found vulnerabilities of self-encrypted SSDs. From the abstract: "Self-encrypting drives (SEDs), such as Intel's SSD 320 and 520 series, are widely believed to be a fast and secure alternative to software-based solutions like TrueCrypt and BitLocker. [...] In this sense, hardware-based full disk encryption (FDE) is as insecure as software-based FDE. We also show that (2) there exists a new class of attacks that is specific to hardware-based FDE [Full Disk Encryption].
  • 09 November 2012, 0 Comments
    On our journey towards the next version we decided to buy a soldering oven and give it a try. It enables us to assemble the hardware ourself but we weren't sure if it works especially with BGA components as we use it. After adapting the soldering curve and trying different soldering fluxs our third try works successfully. See the attached pictures.
  • 19 September 2012, 0 Comments
    You may not have heard about the Crypto Stick 2 in the recent time but a lot of things are going on under the hood. Let me share a few updates of our progress towards Crypto Stick 2 during the past few months:
  • 11 September 2012, 0 Comments
    Update, 5.2.2016: Amazon Web Services (AWS) is not compatible due to extra long secrets.
  • 12 August 2012, 0 Comments
    UPDATE: OpenSC version 0.13 and newer contains this patch and supports the Crypto Stick.
  • 05 April 2012, 0 Comments
    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.
  • 21 March 2012, 0 Comments
    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.
  • 17 February 2012, 0 Comments
    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.
  • 27 December 2011, 0 Comments
    Dear Crypto Stick Friend, we need your support!
  • 21 December 2011, 0 Comments
    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.