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Doug Barton dougb at dougbarton.email
Thu Mar 12 20:17:57 CET 2015

On 3/12/15 8:51 AM, Robert J. Hansen wrote:
> For many users, smart cards are a good idea.  (I've got one myself.)
> But for just as many users, smart cards are inconvenient and overkill.

I would go so far as to say for the vast majority of users they are 
totally unnecessary. It's cool to play with smart cards, and I'm all in 
favor of that sort of thing ... but for the overwhelming number of PGP 
users the threat model just isn't there.

Further, the inconvenience of having to deal with generating and 
socializing a new key if your smart card gets lost, becomes inoperable, 
etc. is way too high a cost for near-zero benefit.



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