Pinentry and passphrase file button

Ben Kibbey bjk at
Sun Oct 4 02:45:53 CEST 2015

On Sat, Oct 03, 2015 at 06:57:48PM -0400, Robert J. Hansen wrote:
> > The file could be stored on removable media.
> Show a use case, please.  Where would it make sense for a user to store
> a passphrase on CD-R and choose to load in the passphrase from CD?  Why
> not use a smartcard in this use case?

I agree that a smartcard is more secure, but not all smartcards are as
portable or widely used as a thumb drive, for example.

Ben Kibbey

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