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  1. It's only "critical" in the sense that Chrome 72 broke support for U2F, so if you updated your browser, your Ledger, Bitbox, Trezor, Secalot etc. would timeout incorrectly and not work with a few interfaces like XRP Toolkit and MyCrypto. As the new browser and old firmware was no longer compatible after Google's update. That's it. Source: https://support.ledger.com/hc/en-us/articles/360018810413-U2F-timeout-in-Chrome-browser
  2. This is ridiculous... Why don't you just generate a 24 word seed and derive an XRP account/secret "to deposit your XRP" manually. Why on earth would you buy a Ledger Nano S just for deriving an account and then destroy the device? If you take a look at this infographic: https://developers.ripple.com/set-up-secure-signing.html#use-a-dedicated-signing-device You'll see that hardware wallets are meant to be used, not just collect dust. They are literally the only way to achieve trustless transaction signing, without having to trust a computer or phone. Sooner rather than later, you'll e.g. be able to set trust lines (participate in airdrops) and trade on the DEX using your Ledger device. Like everything else with embedded software, including your home router, its firmware should be updated regularly. For hardware wallets, this is to protect against newly discovered vulnerabilities requiring physical access to the device and specialized lab equipment to exploit. Yet, Ledger always patches them, despite their incredibly low probability of affecting anyone. Compared to a software wallet, if your computer or phone with a much larger attack surface is compromised, any running software wallet would be compromised too. Your hardware wallet remains secure, even when connected to a compromised computer or interface. That's part of their security model and the only reason to use one in the first place.
  3. You might be interested in the XRP Toolkit roadmap: https://gitlab.com/xrptoolkit/xrptoolkit-client I really appreciate user suggestions and feedback, feel free to reach out afterwards.
  4. Well, here go you Bob, let me know what you think: https://medium.com/xrp-toolkit/on-a-mission-to-fix-the-lacking-hardware-wallet-xrp-support-f458d962768d
  5. RareData

    Hi! I'm Bob

    Well, here go you Bob, let me know what you think: https://medium.com/xrp-toolkit/on-a-mission-to-fix-the-lacking-hardware-wallet-xrp-support-f458d962768d
  6. RareData

    Hi! I'm Bob

    I'd argue that the lack of hardware wallet support is a major contributor to the slow XRPL DEX adoption. Now that there's U2F/WebUSB and soon Bluetooth support in the major browsers, users can use DEX interfaces in a plug n' play fashion without installing anything (and without trusting the DEX interface with their secret). Ethereum users have had Mycrypto.com and MyEtherWallet.com (millions of users) with proper hardware wallet support for a long time. Binance DEX is executing on something similar for their native chain, working with hardware wallet maker Ledger from day one, enabling user-controlled hardware wallets interoperable with their non-custody, feature-rich DEX interface. Don't you think Ripple and the likes of Coil/Kava/Strata Labs/(...) would benefit from hardware wallet multisigning and escrow support? Don't you think it would enable a much better usability/security tradeoff for DEX interfaces with hardware wallet support for order transactions?
  7. RareData

    Hi! I'm Bob

    Bob, you're a star! This confirmed my hypothesis that the brightest at Ripple are aware of this issue and that PolySign is related to the problem of low XRP hardware wallet support. I'm doing what I can to change this, starting with implementing full XRP support together with Secalot (open-source software and hardware) and then going for Ledger/Trezor/others. It's 2019, we should be able to multisign using multiple hardware wallets, sign escrows, trust lines and IOU payments by now... Do you have any additional thoughts on XRP hardware wallet support?
  8. For fiat or for crypto? In a lot of jurisdictions, acting as a money service operator or stored value facility for fiat would require a multimillion dollar share capital (legal requirement). Crypto should be more low-hanging fruit, as long as the coins/tokens are not seen as money nor securities.
  9. Ripple has nothing to do with the XRP Toolkit. The linked article is terribly poor written, by someone completely oblivious. It would've been much easier to simply reach out to me, like @Hodor and @xrptipbot do when they want info ☺ You go to the source, you don't make things up like that article's author seems to have done.
  10. Your linked article is full of misinformation. "RareData also mentioned that the next XRP Toolkit release could include log-in options with seaclot (a QR code reader)." Secalot is a QR code reader? It's a hardware wallet... I have not said this. This author just lost all credibility, treat accordingly. "By improving the XRP Ledger." The XRP Toolkit is not trying to improve the XRP ledger at all... It's already incredibly good. The XRP Toolkit is merely trying to provide an equally good interface to it.
  11. We work hard with trust minimization, use a hardware wallet and the client-side interface won't see any sensitive data at all.
  12. We'll release the source code shortly
  13. Oh I see. Maybe because the entity combining the signatures, may not be the same as the signers?
  14. Well, according to https://ripple.com/xrp/market-performance/ the XRP ledger is currently processing 4.75 transactions per second (out of the 1500+ possible), so we need to see a 31478% TPS increase before it becomes a problem. More about transaction queueing: https://developers.ripple.com/transaction-queue.html.
  15. How come you find the Ripple API way "a work around"? From my point of view, using https://developers.ripple.com/rippleapi-reference.html#sign together with the options.signAs should fulfill your use case?
  16. A preliminary roadmap is available at: https://gitlab.com/xrptoolkit/xrptoolkit-client
  17. You do know that the Ellipal hardware wallet is airgapped and communicates using QR codes? Your step 1 to 5 above can be simplified, with even higher security, by using a hardware wallet together with the XRP Toolkit.
  18. XRP support for the Ellipal wallet is said to come in Q4, 2018.
  19. Thanks! If you want to understand our long term vision, imagine a high-security, device agnostic and responsive web application, with plug-n-play capability for the most popular hardware wallets. No registration nor installation needed. An Electron desktop app (.exe/.dmg/.AppImage) or a companion app (iOS/Android) might add value, but there's no definite plans yet. It will ultimately depend on user feedback, as well as if our planned crowdfunding in 2019 is successful. To properly develop and support more than a high-security web application, we need to scale our team first. We aim for a best-in-class web security approach, following OWASP TOP10 recommendations and IETF drafts, utilizing HSTS, DNSSEC, CSP and SRI to name a few. Together with coming multisignature capability, the XRP Toolkit may very well achieve a better security/usability tradeoff than comparable desktop applications.
  20. Bithomp finally replied and has now added most security headers. Their content security policy contains some unsafe directives, but Bithomp.com is now much more secure. The XRP Toolkit is still on schedule for a first beta release in Q3 (September). I'm really looking forward to receiving feedback from you guys and being able to release way more details. The XRP Toolkit will be available at https://www.xrptoolkit.com, once it's ready for release. Multiple login options, account overview, XRP payments, account settings and the UI/UX seen on this screenshot, will be available in the first release:
  21. Just to clarify, I contacted The World Exchange and Bithomp developers to offer my help. Kudos to The World Exchange for adding the most important header, HTTP strict transport security, within an hour! I'm still waiting for a reply from Bithomp and decided to also reach out to Wietse, responsible for the XRP Tip Bot.
  22. For stable v1.0.0, I'm planning to add functionality to submit/broadcast already signed transactions. Would it fulfill your use-case if the XRP Toolkit could read QR images, representing signed transactions? And in offline mode, if you could sign transactions and output QR images?
  23. Thanks!! You mean functionality to read and generate QR images? That's certainly doable for v1.0.0+.
  24. To encourage early community feedback, I'd like to introduce you to the XRP Toolkit, project goals and roadmap. Background When looking for different options to conveniently adjust wallet settings, trade on the decentralized exchange and escrow XRP, I found a few pioneering web tools like The World Exchange and Bithomp. With a background in cybersecurity and secure software development, I found it unacceptable that very few were using security headers like HTTP strict transport security (https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6797) and DNS security extensions (https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc4033). In other words, the developers are either unaware or simply not doing everything in their power to protect their users against e.g. man-in-the-middle, clickjacking, cross-site scripting and DNS spoofing attacks. You can verify what security headers your favourite exchange uses with e.g. securityheaders.com: You can verify if DNSSEC is properly setup for your favourite exchange with e.g. dnsviz.net: After reaching the conclusion that a more secure and user-friendly XRP ledger interface was needed, I began developing the XRP Toolkit with security as the highest priority followed by user-friendliness. A summary of security related design choices can be seen below: Client-side transaction signing, sensitive data never leaves the browser. Hardware wallet integrations, sensitive operations can be performed inside the hardware wallet itself. Published source code, for security and code reviews. Extensive server hardening with strict use of security headers. Compulsory HTTPS for all endpoints and enabled DNSSEC for all name servers. Hardware Wallet Integration Demo I recently published some early proof-of-concept code, showcasing how Ledger hardware wallets can be used to securely send XRP payments from browsers (https://gitlab.com/xrptoolkit/ledger-u2f-integration-demo), which was quickly picked up and covered by Hodor on the XRP community blog (https://xrpcommunity.blog/enjoy-your-summer-the-xrp-ledger-is-always-working/? Project Goals After releasing the demo application, I've continued to diligently develop the actual XRP Toolkit and setup three major project goals: 1. Accelerate XRP mainstream adoption, by releasing a secure and user-friendly web interface, providing convenient access to the full feature set of the XRP ledger. 2. Encourage learning and XRP ledger experimentation, by making the test net more accessible. 3. Enable multisignature coordination and high security use-cases, by implementing transaction notifications and hardware wallet support. GUI Mockup/Prototype Roadmap The XRP Toolkit is currently on schedule for a public beta release in Q3 (2018) and the roadmap to stable v1.0.0 and v2.0.0 is available at: https://gitlab.com/xrptoolkit/xrptoolkit-client Watch the GitLab repository to receive early updates and stay tuned for additional threads/posts by the XRPChat/Reddit users RareData and xrptoolkit.
  25. Yes, I'm on both Reddit and XRPChat. Before the demo release, I made sure to register related domain names and social media accounts (Reddit, XRPChat, Twitter, ...). It's correct that the XRP Toolkit beta will support trust lines for a few login options. Note that the current Ledger hardware wallet XRP app only supports the transaction type 'Payment', meaning that another login option must be used until Ledger (or a 3rd party) adds support for the transaction type 'TrustSet'. The XRP Toolkit interfaces with the Ledger hardware wallets using Ledger's official API. Sources: https://github.com/LedgerHQ/blue-app-xrp/blob/master/src/xrpParse.c https://developers.ripple.com/transaction-types.html https://github.com/LedgerHQ/ledgerjs
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