"general purpose OS is fundamentally inadequate for trusted operations"

Ineiev ineiev at gnu.org
Mon Apr 24 13:04:49 CEST 2017

On Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 07:50:15AM +0000, listo factor via Gnupg-users wrote:
> "...the general purpose
> operating system is fundamentally inadequate for trusted
> operations."
> The use of smartcards is to me only a welcome sign that a
> growing segment of gpg users appears to agree with that
> proposition.

They may have different reasons to use smartcards. for isntance,
I considered using them because it seemed more convenient
to enter a 6 digits long PIN than a 40+ characters long
passphrase --- rather than because I thought it would be
inherently more secure.
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