rafazap at cwnet.com
Fri Mar 17 12:45:46 PST 2006
>On Thursday 16 March 2006 09:45 am, Tracy R Reed wrote:
>>>USB sticks - spread, can attach almost to any half way modern computer.
>>>Smart card reader - about as common as BeOS.
>>>I agree on your security thoughts, but what good is a key that doesn't
>>>fit any lock.
>>I think maybe what we need is a smart card that presents itself to the
>>host machine as a USB stick. It has a file that you write a challenge
>>into which gets processed by a cpu which has access to your private key
>>and a file which the host computer can then read the response out of.
>>Tracy R Reed
>I have to believe that someone will make a "smart" USB stick soon.
>There are just too many applications possible with such a beast
>for it not to appear.
If you elaborate upon this and mention your best ideas regarding the
"too many applications possible with such a beast", it would, no doubt,
invoke discussion. And a cascade effect may be to move some hardware
designer to act upon it. So, Bob, what are the best applications you
can think of?
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