Old PC as Hardware Security Module?

Casey Jones groups at caseyljones.net
Mon May 14 14:28:40 CEST 2007

Sven Radde wrote:
> Casey Jones schrieb:
>> Does anyone know of software available to make an old PC into something 
>> like a hardware security module.
> What about Knoppix?
> It supports GnuPG and you can easily have your keys on a (dedicated) USB
> drive while booting your (regular or dedicated) PC with Knoppix to do
> crypto operations.

Yes, I'll probably do something like that for a while. It's less 
convenient because I'll have to be transferring files back and forth 
manually. But if used with a removeable drive, it would probably be more 
secure than having it plugged into my main computer by ethernet or 
serial cable. Especially if I compose and read encrypted messages on it 
as well.

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