I apologize in advance if formatting is off, I’m typing this on my phone.
I’ve been looking into getting an implant to store my TOTP secret keys and account backup codes so I always have them on me. It would really only be used as ‘warm storage’. I may need to write data to it every now and then.
I also want to be able to set a pin or password on it. I’d prefer having it so that no data is sent without the correct pin, but I’d be okay with just having an encrypted file that gets transferred and decrypted on my phone. I’d feel more secure with the first option though as I feel like I wouldn’t need to create and remember a super long password for it.
I only have an iPhone right now so I’d need to be able to decrypt it off there.
I would only be storing:
Around 10 TOTP secret keys.
Master passwords to password managers
And recovery codes for my accounts.
I don’t know how much space it would take in total but I can’t imagine it being over 2500 characters long.
I’m not sure which implant would be best:
xDF2 - This one seems like the best option for me as it has the largest storage size, but from looking through the forums it seems like the process of encrypting, storing, and decrypting the data after is a pain. It also doesn’t seem to support unlocking with a pin.
xNT - I thought of buying this one and just using it to store the password to an encrypted KeePassXC vault that holds my backups, but I saw the note saying the password protection isn’t very secure.
I’d only get the xNT if I can lock it so that there’s no data transfer without the correct pin. Having to memorize a long password would defeat the purpose for me as at that point I could just memorize the password to the KeePass vault
I also just feel more comfortable having all of my codes implanted as I’d literally never be able to lose them.
VivoKey Apex Flex - This one is out of my price range and it’s overkill for what I’m trying to do.
I probably won’t be able to get one soon (next 1-2 months maybe) so I’d be happy to hear about any that may be coming out in the near future.
Also, I noticed there’s flexible implants along with stiff implants. Is one type more durable than the other?
Sorry for the long post, I realize I’m kind of asking to be spoon fed here I’m just completely new to this and really don’t want to mess it up.
Thank you in advance, any advice or info is appreciated.
EDIT: I’m thinking about buying an android phone in the future, if that opens up any possibilities.
EDIT2: Also wondering what the average lifespan of the implants are. Are there any steps I would need to take if I want them to last 5+ years?