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Shiny Gadget of the Month – ORWL : The ultimate secure PC

By July 16, 2017November 20th, 2018News

It seems like every day there is a new threat and a more advanced way that hackers are infiltrating computers. Sometimes it may seem like you are defenseless (at least if you are not being protected by a managed service provider), but now it seems like the tech may have gotten out in front of the hackers with the ORWL PC that is set to ship in August.

The ORWL, which raised over 400% of its goal comes loaded with a number of features to keep your data safe, one of which is a “self-destruct” function that will wipe data if someone tries to physically tamper with the machine. The device itself is actually pretty compact only about the size of your palm and comes with a unique key fob that uses NFC to communicate with the PC. Should you move more than 10 meters away the PC locks itself and shuts down all of the ports so that it is locked down completely. It has a bunch of tamper-monitoring sensors too, like motion/shock detection as well as temperature. If it senses there is tampering with the case to gain physical access it can wipe the encryption key for its hard drive so your data doesn’t fall into the wrong hands. It also uses a secure boot, secure firmware upgrade, and a password is needed along with the key fob to turn it back on.

The thing that really makes the ORWL a unique product is the previously mentioned security measures for physical hacking. Software based attacks are a little easier to prevent or recover from, as we have mentioned in previous months the physical hacking is the hardest to prevent. While this PC is more of a niche product it will be interesting to see in the future if some of these physical prevention safety measures are implemented on more mainstream machines.

The ORWL being so unique and niche is also represented in its specs and price, starting around $1700. You can read more on the specs and details on their site .