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  • Project: Setup ed25519 key with YubiKey 5 Nano

    I’ve been using USB security keys for SSH keys since 2015. I have switched from a generic brand to Yubikey about two years ago, mostly as part of gaining additional flexibility - both with types of keys (first USB keys only supported 1024, later 2048 byte sized RSA keys, I wanted 4096 and eventually decided I really like ed25519 ones) and available technologies.

    I have recently upgraded my Yubikey 5 Nano key to a newer version. Actually, the key model (device itself) is exactly the same, but firmware version is newer and now supports ed25519 keys.

  • Slim-height Tiger Lake signage player features four HDMI ports [Ed: Not good enough. They use back-doored hardware, put NSA malware on it, then say Linux might be OK. Avoid Advantech.]

    Advantech’s low-profile “DS-085” signage player features Intel’s 11th Gen Core CPUs and offers up to 32GB DDR4, 4x 4K HDMI, 2x GbE, 2x M.2, and up to 8x USB ports.

    Advantech bills the fanless, 19mm high DS-085 as “one of the world’s slimmest digital signage players” and “the world’s slimmest” signage player based on Intel’s 11th Gen Tiger Lake UP3. Both claims appear to be true.


    The DS-085 defaults to Windows 10 and Linux is “supported by project,” says Advantech. Also available is Advantech’s WISE-PaaS/SignageCMS and WISE-DeviceOn software “to deliver ready-to-use edge visualization to applications in smart retail, digital menu boards, and self-ordering kiosks.”

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