Don't store your key on a flash drive! [was Re: GnuPG (GPG)
Ismael Valladolid Torres
ivalladolidt at terra.es
Sun Aug 20 16:10:24 CEST 2006
Jonathan Rockway escribe:
> I would recommend that you don't do that. What if you lose the drive?
> Then your private key is compromised. Do you have a revocation
> certificate in a safe location? If not, you can't even tell anyone that
> your private key has been compromised! Not good!
Sure! I use the key stored in the drive only on computers at work. At
home I store a copy of the key in the hard drive. Moreover yes, I have
a revocation certificate.
> For $20, you can't go wrong. Get an OpenPGP card and be happy :)
I am a smartcard programmer. Sure an OpenPGP card is just a standard
smartcard with special elementary files in its filesystem. Could I
make my own OpenPGP card from a common smartcard given I know its
If applets are involved probably it could also be loaded in any card
Dropping science like when Galileo dropped his orange!
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