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By Howerd Oakford
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You-Me Drive software development
You-Me Drive software development

 

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The You-Me Drive (YMD) is a combination of USB Flash Drive, Wi-Fi module and secure software, which aims to replicate the trust network currently provided by centralised institutions such as banks. 

 Groups of up to 256 You-Me Drives communicate with each other over an existing Wi-Fi network to backup secure data, and also have the ability to unlock forgotten passwords and replace lost You-Me Drives, by means of a consensus of You-Me Drive Group members. 

Risks and challenges

Risk 1 : software bugs with the You-Me Drive embedded software. I have been programming embedded software since 1979, so I know there can always be bugs, but I am confident that I can fix them.
Please visit www.inventio.co.uk or https://de.linkedin.com/in/howerd-oakford-5a69891 for all you ever want to know about my career.

Risk 2 : software bugs with the You-Me Drive Program PC software. as above.

Risk 3 : hardware problems - I intend to use commercially available hardware updated with my software, to minimise the risk.

In my career as a programmer I have successfully completed many software and hardware projects - the You-Me Drive requires a combination of embedded firmware, PC software and internet protocols - all of which I have done before - but it is the synergy of the system as a whole that is untested.
I started this Kickstarter project to see if the You-Me Drive could turn out to be a really useful product.
I think it will be - please fund my project to help me prove this :-)

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    Pledge £10 or more About $12

    You-Me Drive PC Software

    Windows evaluation software (sorry no iOS or Linux yet) that simulates the network and user interface of the You-Me Drive system.
    Save passwords using just one password (just like every other password manager program), reset your one password by asking your friends. Security is limited to the security of your PC.

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    Pledge £60 or more About $73

    YMD PC Software + two You-Me Drives

    Windows software (sorry no iOS or Linux yet) that provides the network and user interface of the You-Me Drive system.
    Save passwords securely using just one password (just like every other password manager program), reset your one password by asking your friend. Security is limited to the security of your PC.
    Plus two You-Me Drives allocated to your own unique Level 4 You-Me Drive Group.
    This is the minimum setup to demonstrate the You-Me Drive (YMD) features :
    Use one YMD to unlock the password of the other.
    Use one YMD to re-create the other, lost (or factory-reset) YMD.

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    • You-Me Drive PC program download
    • You-Me Drives (x2)
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    Pledge £120 or more About $147

    YMD PC Software + five You-Me Drives

    Windows software (sorry no iOS or Linux yet) that provides the network and user interface of the You-Me Drive system.
    Save passwords securely using just one password (just like every other password manager program), reset your one password by asking a selection of your friends. Security is limited to the security of your PC.
    Plus five You-Me Drives allocated to your own unique Level 4 You-Me Drive Group.
    This setup demonstrates the You-Me Drive (YMD) features :
    Use a selection of YMD Group members to unlock the password of a locked YMD.
    Use a selection of YMD Group members to re-create a lost (or factory-reset) YMD.

    Includes:
    • You-Me Drives (x5)
    • You-Me Drive PC program download
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    Pledge £240 or more About $293

    YMD PC Software + twelve You-Me Drives

    Windows software (sorry no iOS or Linux yet) that provides the network and user interface of the You-Me Drive system.
    Save passwords securely using just one password (just like every other password manager program), reset your one password by asking a selection of your friends. Security is limited to the security of your PC.
    Plus twelveYou-Me Drives allocated to your own unique Level 4 You-Me Drive Group.
    This setup demonstrates the You-Me Drive (YMD) features :
    Use a selection of YMD Group members to unlock the password of a locked YMD.
    Use a selection of YMD Group members to re-create a lost (or factory-reset) YMD.

    Includes:
    • You-Me Drive PC program download
    • You-Me Drives (x12)
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    Pledge £1,200 or more About $1,466

    YMD Software + 12 YMDs + Supplier Status

    Windows software (sorry no iOS or Linux yet) that provides the network and user interface of the You-Me Drive system.
    Save passwords securely using just one password (just like every other password manager program), reset your one password by asking a selection of your friends. Security is limited to the security of your PC.
    Plus twelveYou-Me Drives allocated to your own unique Level 3 You-Me Drive Group.
    This setup demonstrates the You-Me Drive (YMD) features :
    Use a selection of YMD Group members to unlock the password of a locked YMD.
    Use a selection of YMD Group members to re-create a lost (or factory-reset) YMD.
    Plus Supplier Status - the ability to allocate a YMD Group identity to up to 256 un-allocated You-Me Drives. The You-Me Drive hardware will be made Open Source, available from selected manufacturers.

    Includes:
    • You-Me Drive PC program download
    • You-Me Drives (x12)
    • Supplier Status
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