[Tinkerphones] New tinkerphone gadgets in Goldelico shop?

H. Nikolaus Schaller hns at goldelico.com
Fri Nov 3 19:41:11 CET 2017

Hi Paul,

> Am 03.11.2017 um 13:06 schrieb Paul Boddie <paul at boddie.org.uk>:
> On Friday 3. November 2017 10.54.44 H. Nikolaus Schaller wrote:
>>> Am 03.11.2017 um 10:32 schrieb Thomas Munker <t.munker at gmx.net>:
>>> i would like to see some small cryptographic hardware, like eg. yubikey.
>>> At best easy interfaceable to gta02/gta04 or with necessary interface
>>> hardware
>> I have checked what they have:
>> https://www.yubico.com/product/yubikey-4-series/
>> <https://www.yubico.com/product/yubikey-4-series/>
>> It seems they offer USB-A and USB-C. So neither Mini nor Micro-USB. So it
>> needs a proper adapter.
> There is an article on LWN.net about these devices and others:
> https://lwn.net/Articles/736231/
> It covers the Yubikey NEO and Yubikey 4 plus the Nitrokey Pro and FST-01.

Interesting reading!

To me it looks as if it would best fit our community to simply build
enough FST-01 units, so that they are not out of stock...

Everything is said to be free and open, even if the device isn't the fastest one:


So it looks not very difficult to have them produced and stocked by us at
a reasonable price.

>> Or we build our own simple Mini-USB-key with some tiny microcontroller for
>> that purpose. But we lack certification and cloud integration.
>> Is there a project that already goes into that direction? AFAIR there was
>> Anelok by Werner Almesberger but it had a different focus.
> Anelok is largely concerned with password management:
> https://anelok.com/

Ah, yes. And it has some keys, a display and even a battery - which is
all not required for an USB key encryption processor.

> There are quite a few projects targeting this particular area (and also key 
> management) just on Crowd Supply alone:
> https://www.crowdsupply.com/third-pin/pastilda (awaiting shipping)
> https://www.crowdsupply.com/nth-dimension/signet (funded, in manufacturing)
> https://www.crowdsupply.com/duly-co/opentpm (campaign not yet started)
> https://www.crowdsupply.com/soniktech/zamek (campaign not yet started)
> Paul

So the FST-01 looks in total like a good candidate! Who agrees, who disagrees?

BR and thanks,

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