Making the case for smart cards for the average user

Ben McGinnes ben at
Mon Apr 6 22:56:48 CEST 2015

On 7/04/2015 5:56 am, Peter Lebbing wrote:
> On 06/04/15 18:04, Ben McGinnes wrote:
>> or enclose all GPG key UIDs in quotation marks in order to mitigate
>> that (a feature request for The Bat!).
> I think that would be quite an exploitable bug, passing UIDs to be
> parsed by a shell... I hope they already don't do that. Is a shell
> even involved I wonder?

Well, that's the thing, The Bat! is a Windows only MUA, so it never
deals with a shell, but treating this as an issue with GPG potentially
affects the rest of us on operating systems where that matters.

> PS: Little Bobby Tables' baby brother has been born, ; rm -rf / ;. He
> already has an OpenPGP key! Please send him an encrypted birthday card
> with The Bat! ;P

Heheh.  :)


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