I’m one of the customers affected by this, Nitrokey Pro here. Contacted support and, from what I understood, my options are:
Send the key back to the factory for flashing, at my own expense
Build a custom cable from parts obtained somewhere somehow, and that includes a soldering iron and solder. Break open the device in order to short two pins and proceed to flash new firmware.
Throw Nitrokey on trash (?)
I see the following situations here:
Was this a bad design decision from Nitrokey that led it to break under an OS update, since I didn’t hear the same from competing hardware?
Is this a bad design decision from Nitrokey in having the need for a special, hand built, cable in order to perform firmware updates?
Since I live in a different continent, shipping would cost more than half the price of a new device.
I can live with breaking the device apart and shorting two pins, but I’m pretty sure I have applied firmware upgrades in the past on different hardware over regular USB cables.
Regardless, I will be the one paying for these mistakes. Very sad.
Wondering if is there any workaround, registry key or something to make it work again.
Thanks & Regards.