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8bit SolutionsBy 8bit Solutions
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8bit SolutionsBy 8bit Solutions
First created
$7,016
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285
backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, January 2 2017 8:00 PM UTC +00:00

About

Many people do not fully understand the risks that they take every day when they sign up for a new website online. We occasionally hear about the big security breaches in the news, but data breaches occur every day online. Nearly 4 million data records are stolen online every day. Many services do not take the proper steps to secure your email address, usernames, and passwords. When hackers get this information in their hands they can severely damage your life.

Use a very strong, randomly generated password. Unlike humans, powerful computers can guess billions of passwords per second. Strong passwords make using these brute force style attacks by hackers impossible.

Never re-use the same password from one site to the next. When your email and passwords are stolen through data breaches, hackers will quickly retry it everywhere. When you re-use the same passwords for multiple services you make it easy for hackers to get in.

So how are you suppose to remember and keep up with that many passwords?

Use bitwarden. bitwarden helps you create and manage secure passwords so that you can get back to enjoying your life online.

bitwarden is simple to use. You'll be on your way to better online security in no time.

Manage your vault

Manage all of your logins from a secure, encrypted vault.

Add your logins

Easily add new logins to your vault when creating accounts on websites or other apps. Please wait for the .gif below to load.

Generate strong passwords

Generate strong, unique passwords for every login.

Auto-fill websites

There's no need to remember your passwords. bitwarden will auto-fill your login credentials into websites and other apps. Please wait for the .gif below to load.

Protect your account/devices

Lock down your bitwarden account with your master password, fingerprint, PIN, and two-factor authentication.

Sync your devices

Your devices automatically keep your vault in sync so you can always access your information.

Walkthrough demo videos

The following videos will walk you though a live demo of how to use the bitwarden browser extension and iOS app.

Using secure encryption techniques, bitwarden is able to keep your information safe. bitwarden uses AES 256-bit encryption which is the leading standard for securing online data and is used by the US and other top governments around the world to secure top secret information. bitwarden encrypts all of your data on your local device before it is ever sent to our cloud servers for syncing.

By doing this level of encryption, even the bitwarden team can never see or read your sensitive information. This means that even if somehow bitwarden itself was to get hacked, your protected information is not at risk.

Read more about bitwarden's security on our help website.

A password manager is useless if you can't easily access it from all of your devices. bitwarden is currently available on iOS, Android, Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and from any web-enabled device by using our web vault. A successful campaign will also bring bitwarden to Safari as well as Windows, macOS, and Linux through native desktop applications.

Mobile

Use bitwarden on the go with any iOS and/or Android mobile device.

Desktop

bitwarden is available on your desktop and/or laptop through a selection of browser extensions.

Download on the Chrome Web Store

Web

Stuck without any of your devices? Using a friend's computer? You can access your bitwarden vault from any web enabled device by using our web vault.

https://vault.bitwarden.com

bitwarden is 100% open source software. The source code for bitwarden is hosted on GitHub and all are free to review, audit, and contribute. We believe that being open source is one of the most important features of bitwarden and is a requirement missing from many password management solutions online today. By offering complete transparency into the product source code, you can be confident that bitwarden is not achieving security through obscurity and that many watchful eyes are protecting the product's integrity. We hope that bitwarden's commitment to open source will foster a community of developers to create the very best solutions.

Unlike many Kickstarter campaigns, bitwarden is available to download and use today. We've spent the past year building our 1.0 release and have made core features readily available on many important device platforms. However, we're not done yet! We need your support to take bitwarden to the next level and become feature complete. Your support will help bitwarden in the following ways:

Features

From feedback that we have gathered, the following top features are important to our users. You can view a full list of features and enhancements in our project backlogs on GitHub.

  • Password sharing. Password sharing features should allow you to share specific logins or a collection of logins with others. This can be very useful for families and work teams that share credentials. Shared passwords should be controlled by permissions set by the sharer and remain in sync if changed by one party.
  • Credit cards and other secure items. Usernames and passwords aren't the only things that we need to keep track of while online. Credit cards, bank accounts, and other secure notes are all things that would be very helpful for bitwarden to securely manage for you.
  • Safari browser extension for Mac. bitwarden currently supports browser extensions for Chrome, Firefox, and Opera, however, many users on Mac computers choose to use Safari. Support for Safari is required to complete our coverage of an extension for every browser.
  • Auto-fill for Android. Auto-filling logins is available in our browser extensions and on the iOS app, but not currently with the Android app. An optional accessibility service should pop up to allow users to easily auto-fill logins into apps and on the web while using the Android app.
  • Native desktop applications. Windows, Mac, and Linux users should be able to access their vault from a native desktop application rather than relying on their browser.
  • Additional two-factor authentication methods. Authentication apps that are supported today in bitwarden are nice but not always convenient for all users. SMS, email, and U2F (such as YubiKey) are essential to conveniently keeping your account secured.
  • TOTP storage/generation. It is important that you use two-factor authentication on all the services that offer it online. You don't need another app for that. bitwarden should support adding and generating two-factor OTP codes for all logins in your vault.
  • International languages. As bitwarden grows in popularity across the world, internationalization is necessary to support various cultures and languages. We want to officially bring the following languages to all bitwarden products: English (done), Russian, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Japanese, and Chinese.

Other

  • Operations. Growing bitwarden requires investment to accelerate product feature development and power our secure product servers.
  • Independent security audits. bitwarden handles very sensitive information. Being open source on GitHub provides many eyes that have validated our solution already, however, detailed audits from other security professionals are required in order to provide additional validation and credibility.
  • Documentation. Since bitwarden is available as an open source solution, developers are free to pull down our code and hack away on it. In order to do this, developers need technical documentation about how to build, deploy, and contribute to the products. Additionally, product consumer documentation and guides are needed on our help site in order to aid users with getting started and using the product as well as answering frequently asked questions.
  • November 2015 - Development starts, first commit.
  • September 2016 - 1.0 production release (iOS, Android, Chrome, Web).
  • November 2016 - Kickstarter campaign.
  • December 2016 - Firefox and Opera browser extensions released (already completed and are going through review at this time).
  • February 2017 - Feature: Android auto-fill service
  • March 2017 - Feature: credit cards/secure notes.
  • April 2017 - Premium features: password sharing, U2F authentication.
  • May 2017 - Safari browser extension. Security audits complete.
  • August 2017 - Native desktop applications.
  • November 2017 - Full internationalization of all products with supported languages.
  • January 2018 - Enterprise features.

We believe that everyone needs to be secure online. That's why bitwarden offers a true freemium model that will allow anyone to use the critical features of the application on all of their devices in order to stay safe online.

Free

  • Unlimited devices synced to your vault
  • Secure notes: credit cards, etc
  • Access to all device applications including iOS, Android, desktop browser extensions, desktop applications, and web vault

Premium

  • Unlimited items stored in your vault
  • Unlimited devices synced to your vault
  • Secure notes: credit cards, etc
  • Password sharing
  • Two-factor storage for logins (TOTP)
  • Advanced two-factor authentication (ex. U2F YubiKey)
  • Access to all device applications including iOS, Android, desktop browser extensions, desktop applications, and web vault
  • Priority support

Kyle Spearrin

Founder & Lead Product Developer

Kyle founded bitwarden in 2015. Working many years as a senior software architect and consultant in the credit card payment industry, Kyle has significant experience designing and developing large-scale, secure applications on the internet that handle very sensitive data. Kyle has a passion for open source projects and online security. Kyle also has a degree in computer science from the University of Florida.

We realize that not all users can contribute financially. You can help bitwarden in various others ways by:

  • Try out our products and leave us reviews on the various stores. Store reviews help bitwarden gain popularity and credibility as others browse the stores for new apps.
  • Share bitwarden with others. Your friends and family members all need to protect their online experience!
  • Share this campaign with others who may be able to contribute.
  • Get involved with the open source community and contribute to the bitwarden projects on GitHub.

Risks and challenges

We have lots of experience building applications like bitwarden which minimizes much of the technical challenge and risk. The core functionality of bitwarden has already been developed and our product is available in production with several online stores already. We just need your support to help push us across the finish line and create a truly feature complete product.

Our promise is to keep our backers constantly updated with development progress and be transparent about challenges and risks as we progress. The nature of bitwarden being open source reinforces this commitment already and will allow the entire community of users/backers to track development on a day-by-day basis.

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