[Tinkerphones] New tinkerphone gadgets in Goldelico shop?

Niels nift at maclisp.org
Sat Nov 4 22:17:45 CET 2017


"H. Nikolaus Schaller" <hns at goldelico.com> writes:

> 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:
>
> https://github.com/vinaebizs/fst-01
> https://raw.githubusercontent.com/SeeedDocument/FST-01/master/img/Fst-01-schematic.png
>
> 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?

I agree.

I have been wanting a FST-01 for a while, but not found any place to
buy one.

br
Niels



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