khannatasha
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USB encryption made easy with "EncroPi"

Mon Jul 18, 2022 10:27 am

With the Increasing rate of Cybercrime, everyone is now concerned and paying extra attention to what devices they are buying, what security it holds, and what is the procedure to dump them so that data cannot be extracted from them afterward, nowadays USBs are been in use at a huge pace and encryption of the device comes along with it.

USB Encryption can be done in several ways but it holds rather a more typical version of doing it and requires more technical knowledge to do so. there are different ways through which you can encrypt your USB one of them is through Python (https://medium.com/codex/encrypting-you ... 4b26657357) you can go through this link to know how it could be done...

There are also some devices that are available in the market which provide a better and more efficient way to encrypt your USB, one of these is going to launch soon on Kickstarter with the name "EncroPi" : it will basically help you customize your own USB Encryption, works as Real-Time clock device application that includes Data Loggers, and prevent data loss and many more.

The event is going to be live tomorrow by 3 pm on Kickstarter...To know more!! Do not miss it!!

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Re: USB encryption made easy with "EncroPi"

Mon Jul 18, 2022 1:19 pm

Could you put any less details in this post?

From looking online, this is a RP2040 with a display, RTC, coin cell for the RTC and a micro SD socket in a USB stick form factor. Uncertain how much flash it has. It is another SB Components project like the StackyPi.

The not so blazing fast Full Speed USB 1.1 interface of the RP2040 is going to severely limit usage of this as an encrypted SD reader. It'll be more useful as a DIY HSM or two factor authentication token like Nitrokeys assuming the necessary software is written for it.

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Re: USB encryption made easy with "EncroPi"

Mon Jul 18, 2022 8:36 pm

khannatasha wrote:
Mon Jul 18, 2022 10:27 am
The event is going to be live tomorrow by 3 pm on Kickstarter...To know more!! Do not miss it!!
in which timezone? And without a link knowing that is largely useless.

Or is the OP just a precursor to post edit spam?
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Re: USB encryption made easy with "EncroPi"

Mon Jul 18, 2022 8:54 pm

Hmm is it this: https://www.diyelectronics.us/2022/07/e ... ty-of.html ?

Seems like a collection of things stuck on a PCB with an RP2040 but with no clearly defined purpose.

I don't see how it can live up to some of the claims being made on that page either.

The inclusion of an RTC seems a pointless expense when considered as a tool for "maintain[ing] real-time control of endpoint PCs". PCs already have on board RTCs.

As for use as a data logger, don't see that either. Judging by the photographs there are no exposed GPIO pins/pads so no ability to log anything other than data sent over the USB port.

And the screen? Seems largely pointless in those applications too.

Just my take on the limited information available and I'm happy to be proven wrong.

Be interesting to see what it's priced at.
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Re: USB encryption made easy with "EncroPi"

Fri Aug 05, 2022 11:30 pm

Hmm. Seems to be live on kickstarter now. Still can't see a use for it that justifies the price (£35 or more "Kickstarter Special").

Oh, and the £50 pledge level is unclear about what you're getting - is it oen encropi, one rtc and two enclosure or is it "a pack of 5 EncroPis"
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