My NitroKey (Storage) seems to have lost all OTP and encrypted data : when plugging it in I get “Warning: Encrypted volume is not secure, Select “Initialize device” option from context menu”, and all OTP slots are wiped. The PGP applet and RSA keys are still fine.
I do not remember interacting with the NitroKey in any special way before that. However, I had noticed that my USB port is having some bad contacts and sometimes the device would re-connect.
Fortunately I did not have any sensitive data stored on the NitroKey, and this is a good occasion to test my OTP recovery tokens.
Is this kind of event known to happen with NitroKeys ?
Could it be that the hardware is faulty ?
Is there any way to backup whatever the key is losing to recover lost data, should this happen again.
Thank you for your help,