As digital assets have grown valuable over the last decade, hardware wallets have become a mainstay and there’s now a variety of choices on the market. However, people still worry about their devices being tampered with during the shipping process and the firm Shift Cryptosecurity AG wants to erase the anxiety tied to these types of attacks. In order to curb vulnerabilities in shipping hardware wallets, Shift created a tamper-evident packaging product called Bitboxtep.
Bitboxtep: High-Level Tamper-Evident Packaging
Cryptocurrency hardware wallets have been very popular during the last few years and many digital currency proponents use them to secure their assets. Although when buying a hardware wallet, some people worry about the delivery process and attacks like a postal employee opening the device. Since the introduction of hardware wallets, the industry has seen different tamper-evident methods like tamper-resistant holographic tape and other schemes used to protect the device from being accessed before reaching the owner.
Now Shift Cryptosecurity AG has designed a new method called Bitboxtep which aims to eliminate attacks during the shipping process. Shift is the creator of Digital Bitbox, a minimalist hardware wallet. News.Bitcoin.com reviewed the first Bitbox product in February 2018. Digital Bitbox has a few privacy features other wallets don’t have like “plausible identity” using hidden wallets. Now the company has initiated the alpha testing of Bitboxtep or Tep so people can experiment with the firm’s next-generation tamper-evident packaging product. Shift has published a demonstration video of the new Tep packaging as well as specifications of how the product works.
“Bitboxtep is a security packaging that significantly raises the cost of tampering during shipping or storage — Our solution proposes a temporarily locked fingerprint…