ECC and smartcards

Werner Koch wk at
Mon Jan 9 09:50:34 CET 2012

On Mon,  9 Jan 2012 09:42, achim at said:

> Main problem at the moment is that the OpenPGP white paper for ECC is basing on NIST curves.
> All available cards in Europe (my test samples etc.) support Brainpool only, because Brainpool

Actually this is not a problem.  ECC for OpenPGP allows the use of
arbitrary curves.  Libgcrypt support the relevant Brainpool curves.  It
is just a matter of UI design in GPG to select a curve.



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