Don't store your key on a flash drive! [was Re: GnuPG (GPG) Problem]

Ismael Valladolid Torres ivalladolidt at
Sun Aug 20 16:12:50 CEST 2006

Robert J. Hansen escribe:
> Speaking for myself, I have doubts about the long-term security of
> RSA/1024.  I much prefer RSA/2048 instead.  Thus, the OpenPGP card fails
> to meet my own security policy... whereas storing a copy of my private
> key on my USB dongle, with a high-security passphrase, is a far better
> solution than an OpenPGP card.

A smartcard is very convenient as far as it's a multi application
device, so you can store much other info apart from GnuPG keys,
i.e. Mozilla passwords or such.

Cordially, Ismael
Dropping science like when Galileo dropped his orange!

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