The USB armory

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The USB armory from Inverse Path is an open source hardware design, implementing a flash drive sized computer.

The compact USB powered device provides a platform for developing and running a variety of applications.

The security features of the USB armory System on a Chip (SoC), combined with the openness of the board design, empower developers and users with a fully customizable USB trusted device for open and innovative personal security applications.

The hardware design features the Freescale i.MX53 processor, supporting advanced security features such as secure boot and ARM® TrustZone®.

The USB armory hardware is supported by standard software environments and requires very little customization effort. In fact vanilla Linux kernels and standard distributions run seamlessly on the tiny USB armory board.

– Freescale i.MX53 ARM® Cortex(TM)-A8 800Mhz, 512MB DDR3 RAM
– USB host powered (<500 mA) device with compact form factor (65 x 19 x 6 mm)
– ARM® TrustZone®, secure boot + storage + RAM
– microSD card slot
– 5-pin breakout header with GPIOs and UART
– customizable LED, including secure mode detection
– excellent native support (Android, Debian, Ubuntu, FreeBSD)
– USB device emulation (CDC Ethernet, mass storage, HID, etc.)
– Open Hardware & Software

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The CHEST European Project has an open call to support ICT projects that try to resolve a social problem. The open call has two steps, if the project passes the first step it is funded with 6.000 Euro that will be used to design a larger, more structured project. The second step will fund a subset of the projects that passed the first step with 60.000 Euro. This page describes my proposal for the first step (and hopefully the second too). If you like this project, you simply have to login to the CHEST website and rate it with 5 stars, this will help it to be funded! You can do it from this link.