ORWL - The First Open Source, Physically Secure Computer

Feb 15, 2017

Mitigating In-transit Modifications

We’ve been asked several times to highlight how we protect against the kind of in-transit modifying that the NSA TAO group has performed on other products in the past. Read the full update.


Jan 23, 2017

KAOS is on Board! (and That's a Good Thing)

In our December update, we promised more detail about our third-party security reviews as they become available. Read the full update.


Dec 20, 2016

Thank You All for Your Patience

We’ve been very busy over the last few weeks answering everyone’s questions. We have been overwhelmed with the number of contacts and thankful for so much interest and the many requests. Some of this feedback has driven our approach to security reviews and encouraged us to strengthen some parts of the product! We have made a lot of important progress that we want to share. Read the full update.


Oct 10, 2016

Licensing Update

In our previous update, we laid out the basics of the licensing for ORWL. We now have some more details and some actual sources to share. Read the full update.


Oct 06, 2016

Open Licenses

As promised at the beginning of the campaign, here is an update on the licensing of ORWL. Read the full update.


Sep 27, 2016

Aluminum Carrying Case

As a small token of our appreciation for our early backers' help getting ORWL off the ground, all ORWL units ordered during the campaign will include at no additional charge an aluminum carrying case with custom foam cutouts for securely and stylishly transporting ORWL and all its accessories. Read the full update.


Sep 19, 2016

Coreboot Details

As mentioned in a previous update, we've entered an agreement with Eltan to bring Coreboot to ORWL and that we would make public the exact work to be done. Without further ado, we've posted on the ORWL wiki the relevant portions of our statement of work with Eltan. Read the full update.


Sep 14, 2016

Invisible Things

Recently, Joanna Rutkowska, the founder of Qubes OS (which we announced as a default OS option), posted on her Invisible Things blog and on Twitter some of her thoughts on ORWL. We offer here our comments and responses to specific points, as well as a more general response. Read the full update.


Sep 13, 2016

Secure Microcontroller Details

At the core of ORWL's physical security are two secure microcontroller units (MCUs), one on the mainboard (Maxim’s MAX32550) and one in the key fob (STMicroelectronics’ ST54D). This update goes into detail about the secure MCUs. Read the full update.


Sep 08, 2016

Funded and Coreboot BIOS

First, thanks to all our backers so far for helping us reach our funding goal so early in the campaign! Read the full update.


Aug 30, 2016

Qubes OS Support

Qubes OS is now available as one of the pre-installed operating system choices for ORWL, joining Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Read the full update.


Aug 26, 2016

Documentation

We’ve been getting a lot of great questions about ORWL, which has helped us flesh out the ORWL wiki. Of particular interest are two new documents: the product requirements document (PRD) and the datasheet. Read the full update.


Aug 19, 2016

Qubes OS, Secure Key Fob, and USB Fuzzing

Hello, backers! First, thanks for all your support in the first week of the campaign. We're thrilled to have fielded so many questions and engaged in so many discussions with you all. Here's a summary. Read the full update.

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of $25,000 goal

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Product Choices

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Support Us!

You appreciate how open source hardware and software play a critical role in making computing secure. Thanks for your encouragement!


$799

ORWL Secure Computer

The world's most physically secure computer. Comes with 8GB RAM, one secure key fob, and your choice of processor, storage capacity, operating system, and enclosure. Order during the campaign and receive a free aluminum carrying case.


$349

Rackmount Server Chassis

This 1U steel rackmount server chassis is the perfect solution for housing up to three ORWL computers in a co-located server environment.

Credits

Design SHIFT

Design SHIFT was started in 2009 with the simple idea that with passion and focus small teams can deliver breakthrough products.


Daniel Nelson

Olivier Boireau

Gupta Shreeranganath

George Crum

James Pan

Michele McIntosh

Nick Yen

Pearl Lai

Stefan Carpentier

Alfie Lin

Tim Chen

Sean Wen

Erik Chen

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