Crypto Stick released!

Crypto Stick cryptostick at
Fri Apr 30 17:02:33 CEST 2010

Recently the German Privacy Foundation released the open source Crypto

The GPF Crypto Stick is a USB stick in a small form factor containing an
integrated OpenPGP smart card to allow easy and high-secure encryption
e.g. of e-mail or for authentication in network environments. As opposed
to ordinary software solutions, private keys are always inside the
Crypto Stick so that their exposure is impossible. All cryptographic
operations (precisely: decryption and signature because of public key
cryptography) are executed on the PIN-protected Crypto Stick. In case
the Crypto Stick was stolen, got lost, or is used on a
virus-contaminated computer (e.g. Trojan horse) no attacker is able to
access the private keys so that all encrypted data stays secure.

The Crypto Stick is developed as a non-profit open source project and
ensures a very high level of security due to verifiability and an
attractive price. The open interface of the used OpenPGP smart card
allows optimal compatibility with various software applications (e.g.
GnuPG, Mozilla Thunderbird + Enigmail, OpenSSH, Linux PAM, OpenVPN,
Mozilla Firefox).

You can find more information at:

The Online Shop is currently in German only. Please mail me if you want
to purchase a Crypto Stick and have trouble placing the order.

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