PGP and Smartcards?

Jan Niehusmann jan at
Tue Jul 26 19:52:51 CEST 2005

On Mon, Jul 25, 2005 at 04:26:49PM +0200, Zeljko Vrba wrote:
> - you can't use it remotely (yes, I know, it's bad for security, but I'm
> comfortable with it since I've defined my threat model)
> - maybe you'll want to access your mail from some computer on which
> you're not allowed to install the smart-card reader and its drivers
> (although it is questionable whether you SHOULD decrypt something on the
> computer you're not in charge of)

What about storing the keys on a smart card, and leaving the card in a
card reader on your remote-accessible computer?


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