OpenPGP Smartcard Advantages

Alex L. Mauer hawke at
Fri Jun 3 16:30:22 CEST 2005

Werner Koch wrote:

> 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.

This just made me think.

Wouldn't it thus be trivial [for a malicious host] to destroy a smart
card (by sending the wrong admin pin repeatedly)?

-Alex Mauer "hawke"
Bad - You get pulled over for doing 90 in a school zone and you're drunk
off your ass again at three in the afternoon.
Worse - The cop is drunk too, and he's a mean drunk.
FUCK! - A mean drunk that's actually a swarm of semi-sentient
flesh-eating beetles.
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