I have been working on a project and would like to gauge all of your interests in seeing it completed.
Daedalus Universal 2nd Factor “DU2F”
All comments will be read, thanks in advance.
Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) Overview, fido Alliance:
“The FIDO U2F protocol enables relying parties to offer a strong cryptographic 2nd factor option for end user security. The relying party’s dependence on passwords is reduced. The password can even be simplified to a 4-digit PIN. End users carry a single U2F device which works with any relying party supporting the protocol. The user gets the convenience of a single ‘keychain’ device and convenient security. This document is an overview of the U2F protocol and is a recommended first-read before reading detailed protocol documents.”
That tiny USB device pictured above has an ARM microprocessor which fits in your computer enabling strong cryptographic in Daedalus send feature.
Currently what happens in Daedalus when you want to send value out of your wallet is this:
With the DU2F you only have to touch it to validate sending, no passwords; that’s the point as your wallet would then be a 2-factor authentication enabled wallet.
If you lose your DU2F you would have to restore your wallet through your Daedalus recovery passphrase, thus wiping out the DU2F requirement.
Cost for an assembled DU2F should come in at $10.00 USD
You can also build one yourself as all parts are widely available.
The project will be license under, “Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License”.
Well what do you all think, would you buy/build one?
February 15, 2018
I did not make it clear but any U2F device should work, no pressure to buy another device.