gnupg for android phones
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Fri Feb 15 10:21:41 CET 2013
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* on the Thu, Feb 14, 2013 at 05:09:44PM -0500, vedaal at nym.hush.com wrote:
> As ubuntu has gnupg as a standard application by default, then it
> would seem that the new phones might have gnupg capablility.
> (might be interesting for texting ;-) ).
I use Android Privacy Guard with K-9 Mail on my Cyanogenmod/Android
phone for email encryption. I use TextSecure for public key crypto
with SMS delivery and storage.
> As android apps can have malware that can capture stored files on the
> phone, or even root the phone, it might not be a good idea to keep a
> secret keyring on the phone.
I made a few small local modifications to Android Privacy Guard so that
I could make it work after only putting my subkeys on there and not my
master key. The changes I made were pretty crude though so I never
pushed them back to the main repo. Details here:
> Still, if there would be a way to get a smartcard reader to usb
> connect to the phone, it might make it much easier and safer to use
> gnupg with it.
Personally, I'm not sure I have the pocket space to carry a smart card
reader around with me, or the patience to pull it out and plug it in
each time I want to read an email/sms. I agree that it would be cool
Mike Cardwell https://grepular.com/ http://cardwellit.com/
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