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BOLOS app for Nano S using visual cryptography for seed backup

Nano S application to generate a seed backup encrypted for a Revealer Card. For information about Revealer, please visit revealer

/!\ Developpment in progress, use at your own risk

Setting up dev environnement

Please follow instructions

Making/loading the app

Plug your Nano S, unlock it, go to dashboard

$ cd /bolos-app-revealer 
$ make all load

Generating the encrypted seed backup

  • Open the app on your Nano S
  • Navigate to "Type your noise seed" menu
  • Type your noise seed (noise seed is the number provided with your revealer card), use left/right button to switch digits, and both buttons to validate digit. The app will let you know if the code is valid, by checking the included checksum. If it is valid, the app will generate the noise image, the process is quite long (~3min).
  • Navigate to "Type your seedphrase" menu, choose the number of words, type your words. The app will check the typed words against the masterseed from your ledger.

Once both noise seed and words are set, the device will display 'Encrypted backup ready' and you can launch python revealer script

$ python --apdu

APDU spec

The application implements one APDU to fetch the cypher row by row

APDU get image row command format

Get image row APDU command is composed of the following 5 bytes:

  • CLA = 0x80 (1 byte)
  • INS = 0xCB (1 byte)
  • P1 = 0x00 (1 byte)
  • P2 = N (1 byte), with N beeing the row index 0 < N < IMG_WIDTH (=159)
  • LC = 0x00 (1 byte)

APDU get image row response format

Failure :

  • Revealer unset, the user did not type his noise seed, or seed words yet, device will respond with REVEALER_UNSET SW ERROR (0x6ff0)
  • Requested row is out of range (>IMG_WIDTH), device will respond with ROW_OUT_OF_RANGE SW ERROR (0x6ff1)

Success : device responds with N bytes + SW_OK (0x9000), each byte encodes a pixel (0 = white pixel, 1 = black pixel), N = IMG_HEIGHT = 97