about the OpenPGP Card
wk at gnupg.org
Fri Jul 18 15:58:02 CEST 2008
On Fri, 18 Jul 2008 15:01, p.tucci at gmail.com said:
>> Mozilla uses pkcs#11 as its crypto API thus you need such a driver.
> This is absolutely uncorrect.
PKCS#11 is the native crypto API of Mozilla. But that is irrelevant
because you do not use it ...
> I do NOT need mozilla crypto api, i do not need the entire pkcs#11
> layer since my driver rawly communicates via the T=1 protocol with the
> card (thanks to Sun's Java low level APIs).
>> Should also work with other browsers but not tested. Windows port is
>> under way.
> Internet explorer does not use the standard PKCS11 layer... it uses a
> more sofisticated layer (CSP).
"Windows port" does not necessary mean "for Internet Exploder".
> But we're in the 2008 and the i suppose the probability to find a Java
> installation in a PC is realistically high (and absolutely higher than
> the probability to find a pkcs11 layer + gpg agent + pkcs11 correctly
> installed )
Depends on whom you ask. Those people using the OpenPGP card are
probably a bit more security aware than the average Windows user. In
fact, many security policies of companies and public administrations do
not allow the use of Java on client machines.
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