Physical security for your personal data

Dec 18, 2017

Project update 17 of 26

Ready to Ship

All Signets ordered during the crowdfunding campaign have been assembled, tested, and sent to Crowd Supply for final shipping to backers. If you pre-ordered after the campaign, your device will likely arrive in January. Each shipment will include an information card indicating where to download the software and find help.

If you need to change your shipping address, please do so right away by logging in to your Crowd Supply account. You can find out more about shipping in the The Crowd Supply Guide.

Why the delays?

I want to thank everyone for their patience.

I had hoped to be at this point about two weeks earier, but I underestimated the amount of work ahead of me. The physical labor of assembling, testing, and packing the 230 Signets ordered during the campaign took more time than I expected. Also, while doing final mechanical testing, I discovered that a number the buttons had become contaminated from flux residues. I needed to desolder and replace all contaminated buttons to avoid needing another board shipment and adding another delay. Finally, I decided that manual testing of the firmware was insufficient, so I developed a test program that sent a semi-random sequence of commands to the device to simulate approximately over a year’s worth of typical use. Although the testing pushed out the release a few more days, it resulted in me finding and fixing a number of serious bugs.

What’s next?

While the devices will ship shortly, my progress on some of software goals has lagged. I’ve decided against having the software auto-update itself and will only release functions that I’ve thoroughly tested to determine that they preserve data integrity and security. I will immediately release the desktop client with basic functionality, as well as the promised set of command line tools, but the mobile client, Pass, and KeePass intergration will be deployed later (probably early January). I plan to develop browser plugins after the January software release.

I’m looking forward to everyone’s feedback on the final product. You can help shape how this product evolves as I plan to continue developing and improving it for the forseeable future. Don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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