In case you use OpenPGP on a smartphone ...

Stefan Claas sac at
Mon Aug 10 17:49:02 CEST 2020

Michał Górny wrote:

> Why use PGP on your phone if you carry a whole laptop with you anyway?

Good question. There is software for Andoid available called OpenKeyChain,
which as understood is the defacto standard for Android smartphone users,
in combination with a MUA for Android.

The question IMHO now is what should mobile device users do now? I showed
a solution, assuming those users have an offline laptop too, which then
would allow them to comfortably and securely create their messages.

Not all people can purchase now a new smartphone with a more secure OpenSource
OS and new SIM, I assume.

I also do not know if it is common if people use an (compromised?) online
laptop, as a smartphone, when on the road.


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