A USB kill cord for your laptop

May 01, 2023

3D Printable BusKill Prototypes

We're happy to announce that we've had good progress on the design of the 3D printable BusKill USB-A magnetic breakaway couplers this year! Read the full update.

Jan 06, 2023

Warrant Canary #005

The BusKill Team just published our cryptographically signed Warrant Canary #005. Read the full update.

Nov 08, 2022

BusKill v0.6.0 Released

We're happy to announce the release of BusKill v0.6.0! Most importantly, this release allows you to arm the BusKill app such that it shuts down your computer when the BusKill cable's connection to the computer is severed. Read the full update.

Oct 18, 2022

BusKill Now Shipping!

We're excited to announce that our first production run of BusKill cables is now in-stock at our distribution center. If you have ordered a BusKill cable, then it's already on the way, and new orders will ship immediately. Now that the hardware is out the door, we're hard at work on new features for the BusKill app. Read the full update.

Sep 12, 2022

BusKill and US Customs

We're very happy to announce that the cargo ship delivered our backer's BusKill cables to the port of Long Beach, CA. Read the full update.

Aug 10, 2022

BusKill is on a Boat!

We're very happy to announce that we've finished assembling and packaging all of our backer's orders. We've packed up the boxes and shipped them to Mouser in the US. Read the full update.

Jul 14, 2022

Manufacturing 100% Complete!

We're very happy to announce that the manufacturing of the BusKill components is now 100% complete. We now have all of the raw components necessary on-hand to build the cables, box them, and ship them to Mouser. Read the full update.

Jun 14, 2022

Cable Production 91% Complete

BusKill cable production is 91% complete. Our USB Storage Drives have passed the test for UKCA certifications, and our Declaration of Conformity for both the UK and EU has been accepted by Mouser. We are still waiting for the USB Storage Drives to be delivered. Read the full update.

May 11, 2022

Cable Production 1/3 Complete

Good news: The CNC injection mold modifications are complete, and production has started on our BusKill magnetic breakaway cables. Read the full update.

Apr 12, 2022

Still Waiting on Shenzhen

The lockdown in Shenzhen was lifted, but we have not been able to get our manufacturers to provide us with an exact estimate on the delays this will cause to our production. In full transparency, we decided to push back the ship date 1 month. We're now targeting shipping out to our customers by July 1st, 2022. Read the full update.

Mar 22, 2022

COVID Delays

We have good news and we have bad news. The good news is that our suppliers have begun the next manufacturing run of our BusKill magnetic breakaway cables. Read the full update.

Mar 08, 2022

Further Progress on Samples

In this update we review the samples we've received from various manufacturers. Read the full update.

Feb 22, 2022

Selecting Vendors and Ordering Component Samples

Update on the component samples from the BusKill Team: We're making good progress. Read the full update.

Feb 08, 2022

Our Campaign Is Funded!

I'm overjoyed to announce that—thanks to 99 backers—we sold 111 BusKill cables and raised $18,507 during our six-week crowdfunding campaign! This update covers next steps and provides a rough time line for BusKill production. Read the full update.

Jan 25, 2022

Publishing Our Third Cryptographically Signed Warrant Canary

The BusKill Team just published our third cryptographically signed Warrant Canary. Although security is one of our top priorities, we might not be able to inform you of of a breach if we are served with a secret, state-issued subpoena (also known as a "gag order"). The BusKill team publishes cryptographically signed warrant canaries on a biannual basis to indicate to our users the integrity of our systems. Read the full update.

Jan 18, 2022

Cross-Platform Demo Videos

Want to see a video of BusKill in-use? Checkout our new cross-platform demo video. Transparency is important, and we want you to be confident in your purchase. That's why we took some time to record us actually using the BusKill cable on all tested platforms. Read the full update.

Jan 11, 2022

BusKill and TAILS

Learn about using your BusKill with the TAILS operating system. Read the full update.

Jan 04, 2022

New QubesOS Guide

We just published a guide on how to use BusKill in QubesOS. We've had many folks ask us if BusKill would work in QubesOS. Actually, BusKill was originally designed for QubesOS—one of the most secure operating systems available today. Read the full update.

Dec 28, 2021

LUKS Self-Destruct Trigger

In this update, we present the LUKS Header Shredder— an advanced self-destruct trigger that wipes your full-disk encryption (FDE) master private keys in about 5.2 seconds. Read the full update.

Dec 21, 2021

Purchase With Monero Using a Tor Onion Service

The BusKill campaign's first week has been a fantastic success. Thanks to all who backed it. By doing so, you're not just upping your OpSec game with a BusKill cable of your own, you're helping to bring a critical security product into the world for those who need it most, such as journalists and activists. You can now buy BusKill over the Tor network using our Onion Service, which allows you to pay with Bitcoin, Monero, Ether, Zcash, etc. See below for our .onion address. Read the full update.

Dec 14, 2021

Crowdfunding Has Begun!

I'm overjoyed to announce that — for the first time ever — you can now buy a laptop kill cord that will keep your data safe from thieves even if they snatch your laptop out of your hands while you're using it. Read the full update.

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