Developers or enthusiasts building security applications may be interested in a tiny open source USB computer called the USB armory Mk II. Created by F-Secure Foundry the USB computer has been specifically designed with security applications in mind and is now available to back by the Crowd Supply website. The “security-minded” USB-C computer runs LinuxAnd features a 900 MHz ARM processor, 512 MB RAM, Bluetooth and USB-C connection. Watch the video below to learn more about the small form factor USB computer designed from the ground up with information security applications in mind.
“The USB armory Mk II hardware is supported by standard software environments and requires very little customization. In fact, vanilla Linux kernels and standard distributions run seamlessly on the tiny board. High Assurance Boot (HABv4). The HAB feature enables on-chip internal Boot ROM authentication of the initial bootloader (i.e., Secure Boot) with a digital signature, establishing the first trust anchor for code authentication.”
Specifications of the USB armory Mk II by F-Secure Foundry :
– SoC: NXP i.MX6ULZ ARM Cortex-A7 900 MHz
– RAM: 512 MB DDR3
– Storage: internal 16 GB eMMC + external microSD
– Bluetooth module: u-blox ANNA-B112 BLE
– USB-C ports: DRP (Dual Role Power) receptacle + UFP (Upstream Facing Port) plug
– LEDs: two
– Slide switch: for boot mode selection between eMMC and microSD
– External security elements: Microchip ATECC608A + NXP A71CH
– Physical size: 66 mm x 19 mm x 8 mm (without enclosure, including USB-C connector)
– Enclosure: included with all units for device protection
The USB armory Mk II USB computer is available to purchase from the Crowd Supply website with prices starting from $149 with free shipping throughout the United States and worldwide shipping available from $15.
Source: Crowd Supply