GPF Crypto Stick vs OpenPGP Card

Marcio B. Jr. marcio.barbado at
Mon Dec 6 20:21:36 CET 2010

sorry for this insistence. I just want to get it clearly.

So, you mean those devices certainly protect information better than a
regular computer (even if making proper use of disk encryption

On Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 9:06 AM, Hauke Laging
<mailinglisten at> wrote:
> Am Freitag 03 Dezember 2010 14:55:34 schrieb Marcio B. Jr.:
>> I've never used those external devices, and my private keys have
>> always been one place only located, a computer.
>> That situation is a sort of "trade-off" for it keeps the referred keys
>> more protected/restricted whereas it gives me little chance of using
>> them in other hosts, easily.
>> So, I guess one of the ideas behind making use of those devices would
>> be the facility of taking all of my keyrings ("secring.gpg" for
>> example) with me everywhere, is it correct? If so, by doing that,
>> weren't we losing the whole point?
> As you said: ONE of the ideas. The other one is to ptotect the keys (though
> not completely their usage) on your more protected system. As "more protected"
> is still a serious risk in typical environments. Using secret keys on other
> systems is the more serious argument but even for keys on a single host we are
> not missing the point.
> Hauke
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Marcio Barbado, Jr.

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