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Re: wanted: educate us please on key dongles

On 02/08/17 22:16, Adam Borowski wrote:
> Hi!
> Continuing from IRC:
> It would be nice if someone knowledgeable could educate the rest of us about
> physical key dongles -- a number of DDs/DMs/contributors still keep their
> secret keys on a regular disk, and could use a primer.  Me included.  I do
> have a backup key with plenty of sigs that's stored securely, but my regular
> key is on the same physical machine I test random software on.
> There are docs available on the interwebs, but:
> 21:22 < lamby> The concept of following random docs/commands on the web in
>                order to get a "super secure" key makes me smie :)
> Thus: can I has "key dongles for dummies", plz?

In the direction of random commands on the web, I have done a blogpost detailing
a master key + subkeys on a Yubikey Neo some time ago, still relevant:


Víctor Cuadrado Juan           me@viccuad.me

PGP key ID: 4096R: 0xA2591E231E251F36
Key fingerprint: E3C5 114C 0C5B 4C49 BA03  0991 A259 1E23 1E25 1F36
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