OT: smart card/USB dongle solution
Le mercredi 03 décembre 2003 à 14:00:51, Russell Coker a écrit:
> I agree that smartcards would help a lot. However as has been previously
> suggested the cost of 1200+ smart-card readers is probably prohibitive.
I don't know how a USB dongle compares with a smart card reader
> I have sent a message to Werner asking if the GPG smart-card device could be
> re-implemented with a USB interface. I think that a USB dongle with GPG
> technology would be a good option as most developer's machines already have
> USB support.
You can also use a GemPC Key  smart card reader. A free software
driver for this reader exists .
The GemPC Key is nice since it has the form factor of a USB dongle and
still is a smart card reader (so with the security of the smart card).
The smart card is a plug-in model like you can find in GSM phones.
You can leave the smart card in the reader and remove the reader instead
of removing the card.
I am also aware of a cheaper product in which the smart card is soldered
in the reader. This product is not yet publicly available.
Dr. Ludovic Rousseau Ludovic.Rousseau@free.fr
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