OpenPGP Smartcard recommendations

Alexandre Pujol alexandre at
Tue Aug 23 11:57:15 CEST 2016

Hi all,

There is also the Nitrokey [1] that like the Yubikey is a smart-card in
a USB stick. However Nitrokey has both software and hardware open source



On 23/08/16 01:54, Karol Babioch wrote:
> Personally I absolutely love the YubiKey (4 Nano) [2]. It meets all of
> your criteria and can do a lot more (U2F, PIV, token, HOTP, TOTP, etc.).
> It is also a lot smaller than a real smartcard and can be left in the
> USB port all of the time. The Gemalto USB token (and/or real smartcards)
> are rather unhandy - at least for me.

> P.S.: I should also mention that there is some debate about the open
> source nature of the YubiKey 4, since its firmware is not open to review
> any longer. Should this be a criterion for you, you have to go with
> another solution. You'll find details on the story at [3].

> [2]:
> [3]:

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