Purism announced today that its highly anticipated Librem Key security key is now available for purchase as the first and only OpenPGP-based smart card to offer a Heads-firmware-integrated tamper-evident boot process for laptops.
Developed in partnership with Nitrokey, a company known for manufacturing open-source USB keys that enable secure encryption and signing of data for laptops, Purism’s Librem Key is dedicated to Librem laptop users, allowing them to store up to 4096-bit RSA keys and up to 512-bit ECC keys on the security key, as well as to securely generate new keys directly on the device. Librem Key integrates with the secure boot process of the latest Librem 13 and 15 laptops.
“It’s not feasible or healthy to monitor your computing devices every second – and that’s especially the case when you travel,” says Kyle Rankin, Chief Security Officer at Purism. “With the Librem Key, we are giving Librem users the keys to completely lock their computer if they’re … (read more)