Only one huge problem with your suggestion…
Bluetooth is much worse… lol
supposedly this standard is not only chosen by very few people as well, it also has had some interesting exploits used to hack into people’s computers, even if you aren’t physically nearby.
Clickjacking aka… also, bluetooth is a giant waste of electricity and if you search for bluetooth insecurities, you will find a lot of those compared to a small amount of every other storage idea, long story short, it would be nice if there was an open source way to get usb storage and storage drives as a whole, to work without any huge security holes.
I doubt making it fully open source or removing all security issues would be possible, due to “influences” within the world
Small edit: non-proprietary was the wrong choice, because, I have no idea anyways.
Although, usb 3.0 is still no where near as bad as usb 4.0 I am told… wikipedia made mention that usb 3.0 is suspected to have similar issues to firewire albeit, beyond windows, this wasn’t a huge issue.
So maybe, its not a huge problem, as long as you can keep fixing new vulnerabilities that hit via upgrades and as long as usb 4.0 isn’t supported till it can be mitigated like usb 3.0.
Ironically though, usb 2.0 and usb 3.0 seem to be harmless according to sources online including wikipedia compared to just about everything else, storage wise.
Aka, by default.
Well, regardless, still not sure why the leaders within corporations, still don’t understand that the connected hardware is not nearly as important as the operating system on the hardware.
Aka, proprietary = hazardous at worst and at best, error prone and bloated/buggy.
When I say proprietary btw, you can be sure I mean anything that is as bad as Ubuntu has become or worse, including systems that claim to be open source but are very serpentine.
So yeah, perhaps usb 2.0 and 3.0 are the best options right now. Although, it might also be good to have usb 3.0 have a disable option for those who want security that badly even if it slows things down a hell of a lot.
Anywho, I have rambled on enough, if anyone wants to tell me if curve25519 will be in nitrokey storage 3 or if usb 3.0 will be added as an option to nitrokey storage 3, I am all ears.