Kickoff 2.0: protection for home devices

January 23, 2017By Markus Donko-Huberevents, feature, research

During last year we continuously improved our existing software and added support for the latest Raspberry Pi (version 3).  The latest upribox software (v0.7) is available on our download page, and introduces new features such as the Apate – zero config daemon. In November 2016 we received additional funding for our upribox project. Julian and … Read More

zero-config privacy: new feature simplifies setup

September 14, 2016By Markus Donko-Huberfeature, release

Since the release of the new upribox community image v0.5 in May we continued to improve our upribox software. The latest version of the upribox software now includes a zero-config privacy feature. If you have already installed the v0.5 community image on your Raspberry Pi, this feature is automatically installed (not later than 4 hours … Read More

Community Image v0.5 released

May 23, 2016By Markus Donko-Huberrelease, research

Last week we released a new version of the upribox Software, based on Raspbian Jessie Lite. Our newest software release supports the Raspberry Pi 1, 2 as well as 3. Download the latest image from github: In other news: the upribox project has been featured by the Ideas Powered campaign, watch the youtube Video.

Community image and source on Github

December 21, 2015By Markus Donko-Huberprototype

Today we are happy to announce the release of the upribox community image on Github. The Github repository features a recommended hardware list, so get your Raspberry Pi 2 and built your own Usable Privacy Box. We also plan to offer complete upribox bundles (including all required hardware + pre-installed software). [waitlisted title=”join the upribox … Read More

upribox – Alpha Batch

November 10, 2015By Markus Donko-Huberevents, prototype

We are happy to announce our first batch of upriboxes – the upribox “alpha batch”. The alpha batch consists of 25 complete upribox packages (Raspberry Pi 2, preinstalled/customized upribox software, WiFi dongle, power supply, and a 3D-printed case). The first upribox found its lucky owner during a raffle at the ITSecX in St. Pölten. The … Read More

upribox – summer of code

July 4, 2015By Markus Donko-Huber

In July, we commence the “upribox – summer of code” to produce a stable version of the upribox software. Over the past few months, we worked on an initial prototype and also performed a user study at the FH St. Pölten usability lab. Now its time to take all this feedback and work on production-grade … Read More

On Blocking Trackers and Advertisement

February 20, 2015By Markus Donko-Huberresearch

When you surf the web a number of companies learn about your habits and personal interests including social networks, advertising networks, governmental agencies, and possibly also your Internet service provider. The Joy of Tech web comic could not have done a better job to summarize this privacy issue: Anecdotal evidence however suggests that ad blocking … Read More

Project hardware and development set-up

January 18, 2015By Markus Donko-Huberprototype

The first tasks of our upribox project consisted in setting up all prerequisites for the first prototype. In order to manage software development we decided to use Gitlab. Our own private Git set-up helps to coordinate the development of our first prototype between our team of IT security and Media technology students from FH St. … Read More