Our Projects

The Pluto Project

A secure computer monitor that uses polarization technology to keep your information safe.

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The Nimbus Project

An internet router that doubles as a firewall, IP address blocker, antivirus, and personal encrypted cloud.

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The Apollo Project

A secure, open source, all in one tablet that can be used as a desktop computer and living room console.

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The Gemini Project

An open source anonymization service based on OpenVPN and Tor, with servers hosted in-house.

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About Us

Lunar Data Systems is an information security and privacy company whose goal is to make the internet a safer place for everyone. We plan to accomplish this goal by securing servers, end users, and networks with completely open source technology.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do you mean by “Open Source”?

Open source technology is a form of technology whose source materials, code, and designs are made publicly available for anyone to see. This increases the transparency of the code, which in turn increases its trustworthiness. As a general rule, open source encryption systems in particular are typically much more secure than secretive, proprietary alternatives.

Doesn’t open source technology get hacked more often?

Some people believe that security through obscurity is the best model to use, as it keeps your security information secret from potential attackers. The problem with this theory is that it doesn’t work. In the end, there are multiple attacks that can be used to find vulnerabilities within proprietary software. The same methods that are easily used by cyber criminals, however, are not so easy for security auditors to use. It’s much easier to audit an open source software project for vulnerabilities than a proprietary project, and as an added bonus, the added transparency discourages secret back doors.

When do you plan to release your future projects?

We plan to release Nimbus within 24 months of the first shipments of Pluto. Apollo and Gemini are both scheduled to be released 18 months after the release of Nimbus.

How does Pluto protect the information on my screen?

Pluto is based on a concept originally posted on Hackaday that uses the polarization filters in an LCD screen. A normal LCD screen has two filters, and if you remove the filter in the front of the screen and place it in a pair of glasses, only the wearer of the glasses has the necessary polarization film to see what’s on the screen.

Do you plan to patent or restrict any of your products?

No. We plan to use a custom GPL-style license that both protects our source code from being copied and used in proprietary products, as well as any extensions to our code. In particular, Pluto is a public domain concept, and thus cannot be patented by anyone. We believe this is how technology should be.

When will you release more details about Nimbus, Apollo and Gemini?

Once we finalize Pluto, we intend to start working on Nimbus immediately. As we progress through development, we will share our plans publicly. Some of the details surrounding these projects have already been decided on, such as our intent to use a RISC-V CPU in all future projects that require a microprocessor. More detailed project pages will be published soon.

Are you Hiring?

Not at the moment, but we should be within a few months’ time. Positions that will likely open up in the near future include: Customer Support, Web Development, Software Engineering, Systems Analysis, Penetration Testing, Physical Security, Applied Cryptography, Materials Engineering, Industrial Design, Audio/Video Production, Graphics Processor Engineering/Design, and General Purpose Microprocessor Engineering/Design. If you think your skills could benefit LDS, shoot us an email at support@lunardatasystems.com. All LDS email addresses support GPG encryption.