Mike McGrath wrote:
That seems like it would work well. Jesse's been having troubles obtaining the card he wants, though (and his is a gpg card, not for ssl certificates).On Thu, 21 Aug 2008, Ricky Zhou wrote:On 2008-08-21 02:21:34 PM, Mike McGrath wrote:I've never actually used a crypto card... Do they add additional security if they're sitting in a colo always plugged in? If so how do they do that?I might be wrong, but I think with such a card, encryption/signing takes place entirely on the card, and thus the secret key is never transferred anywhere off the card.Ah, so the theory being that if someone happens to hit us, they're only hitting us for as long as the machine is up / card is in. And I assume the card actually tracks serial numbers and things so we can revoke anything that was signed in a questionable time?
the big thing might be having open source drivers. -Toshio
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