Questions about the use with GnuPG and SmartCards

Werner Koch wk at
Thu Oct 20 20:44:31 CEST 2005

On Thu, 20 Oct 2005 14:53:57 +0000, cdr  said:

> Use of smatrcards presents a sociological phenomenon, deserving
> further research: unexpectedly large number of computer security
> practitioners who don't trust closed source crypto on open hardware
> but apparently do trust closed source crypto on closed hardware.

Well, your CPU is also closed source.  I am pretty sure than one can
do nifty things with a Transmeta CPU for example.

The problem with the smartcards is that it is very hard to get a plain
chip without signing an NDA.  Thanks to the commercial pay TV



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