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SilentKeys is a keyboard that will keep you safe

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In this day and age, most of us are aware of the security risks associated with online activity — whether or not we make the right moves to protect ourselves. Now, a company called Preevio has launched a Kickstarter campaign to crowdfund a keyboard that helps maintain your privacy.

SilentKeys is a keyboard that aims to protect users against the many threats offered up by the internet. The peripheral is outfitted with a special button that can be used to activate its powerful security countermeasures, which include the Satya Anonymous Browser and the more comprehensive Satya Desktop.

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The browser is an app that opens on your existing desktop and that acts as a “bubble” which can “fulfill quick everyday anonymity needs.” It’s based on the Tor Network Browser, and protects your system by distancing itself from sensitive areas via the use of a virtual machine environment.

Satya Desktop runs a specialized OS from the keyboard itself to help ensure that hackers can’t compromise your experience. Despite using your system’s CPU, it doesn’t access its disk drives, which Preevio claims will make SilentKeys impervious to malware, including keyloggers and trojans.

Moreover, Satya is read-only while in use, meaning that malicious entities can’t target the keyboard’s OS directly. Every time you shut down an instance of Satya Desktop, all traces of the session are wiped from your hardware, so you can be sure that you’re getting a completely fresh desktop every time.

Even with all this robust protection, every effort has been made to make SilentKeys quick and easy to set up. There’s no lengthy install process, and there aren’t reams of settings to tweak; just plug it in and press the button to get protected.

Preevio is attempting to raise $55,510 to fund the SilentKeys project on Kickstarter. The campaign has already passed the halfway mark of its pledge goal, and will run until July 5.

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