OpenPGP Smartcard Advantages

David david69 at
Tue Apr 12 18:58:33 CEST 2005

On Tue, Apr 12, 2005 at 09:47:40AM +0200, Werner Koch wrote:
> Signing and decrypting is done inside the card.
> The only thing a malicious host can do is to lock the card (by sending
> several times a wrong PIN) and to trick you into signing or decrypting
> data.
> Salam-Shalom,
>    Werner

It means that the malicious host doesn't have access to my private key
located on the smartcard while signing or decrypting a message on this
host, and therefore, my private key is safe. 



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