[offtopic] OpenGPG Smartcard with keylength >1024

Remco Post r.post at sara.nl
Wed Dec 12 22:49:45 CET 2007

Alexander W. Janssen wrote:
> Hi,

Hi Alexander,

> Now I have this really cool RSA-Smartcard (based on G10's code, fab'ed
> by ppc-systems) which does 1024 bits and I'm wondering if anyone knows a
> source who sells cards with, let's say, 2048 bits. PPC-Systems don't.
> From what I heard, technically it's no problem to have card with bigger
> keylengths, although it might become slow - otoh they're probably more
> expensive.

If this is true, an openpgp smartcard could do 2048 bits, but would cost
a bit more, I'd be very intrested. Speed is not really an issue, unless
of course signing or decryption would take more than say 5 seconds.

Met vriendelijke groeten,

Remco Post

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