Crypto Stick released!

Joke de Buhr joke at
Sat May 1 01:54:56 CEST 2010

They seem to be trustworthy. I ordered a crypto stick last sunday. It arrived 
on friday (inner german transport).

The stick works fine with ubuntu 10.04 but you have to install a patched driver 
for libccid but it's quite possible the patch will be included upstream.

The stick works only with gnupg as far as I can talk now. The gnupg support is 
flawless. But the stick doesn't seem to work with opensc because the stick uses 
an openpgp card version 2.0 which isn't supported by opensc yet. So you can't 
use opensc's firefox integration unless opensc releases an updated openpgp card 
driver. The Firefox extension FireGPG works since it uses gpg.

I only tested the stick on linux and I haven't test things like pam 
authentication up till now.

On Friday 30 April 2010 23:41:47 Andre Amorim wrote:
> Thats what I'm looking for...
> but the shop is all in german, so does anyone knows if
> a trustable company? (I mean, there are so many
> scams these days) But if it's ok I will be happy to buy one and give a
> try.
> Thanks
> AA.
> On 30 April 2010 16:02, Crypto Stick <cryptostick at> 
> > Recently the German Privacy Foundation released the open source Crypto
> > Stick!
> > 
> > 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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