Crypto Stick vs Smart Card Reader /w Pin Pad

Werner Koch wk at
Sun Aug 31 17:54:37 CEST 2014

On Sat, 30 Aug 2014 19:08, free10pro at said:

> I would say that they are both good tools for separating the secret
> keys from the computer.  I have both kinds.  The great thing about the
> Crypto Stick is that it combines the card reader with the OpenPGP card
> in one discrete package and uses free software and has open
> specifications.

Note that the crypto chip soldered into the Cryptostick and its software
is the same as the one used in the ZeitControl OpenPGP card.  Thus it is
not free software.



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