Smartcard PIN change via card reader keypad?

Hauke Laging mailinglisten at
Sun Jun 6 19:31:06 CEST 2010


I am surprised that gpg asks for the smartcard PIN via the keyboard when it is 
to be changed. Do I misunderstand anything? Can I make gpg use the card reader 
keypad for that instead? IMHO an important part of smartcard security is that 
the PC does NOT know the passphrase. Is there any reason why the keypad cannot 
be used for this?


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