In case you use OpenPGP on a smartphone ...

Felix felix at
Wed Aug 12 20:07:04 CEST 2020

I'm not sure that there are solutions orders of magnitude more secure
that are available readily.

Also people tend to get emails on the go as well that might be
encrypted. It's convenient to decrypt emails on a smartphone and not
really that insecure if you're using an external device for actual
keystorage (such as a Yubikey).

I don't actually see what's so silly about the whole thing.

On 2020-08-12 18:57, Ryan McGinnis via Gnupg-users wrote:
> Well yes I realize that it exists, what I'm saying is why would anyone
> use it for secure communications on a smartphone when there are
> solutions orders of magnitude more secure and simple to use.  It'd be
> like buying a helicopter but deciding you'd still fly only 2 feet off
> the ground and stick to paved roads. 
> On 8/12/20 11:46 AM, Stefan Claas wrote:
>> Ryan McGinnis via Gnupg-users wrote:
>>> I guess the real question is: what are people using PGP for on mobile
>>> devices?  If it's for communication, that's silly.  There are at least a
>>> half dozen far, far, far better ways to securely communicate on a
>>> smartphone. 
>> Well, it is listed by the OpenPGP experts:
>> Regards
>> Stefan
>> --
>> my 'hidden' service gopherhole:
>> gopher://iria2xobffovwr6h.onion
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