Do smartcards stay unlocked forever by design?
wk at gnupg.org
Wed Jan 19 19:32:38 CET 2011
On Tue, 18 Jan 2011 17:21, marco+gnupg at websource.ch said:
> for me whenever the smartcard hasn't been used for some time. I do this
> to reduce the chance that someone can use the unlocked card while I'm
> away or when I forget to pull the card.
That does only help if you have a pinpad equipped reader. If someone is
able to use your system he will also be able to log your keystrokes - he
can't do that for the pinpad, though.
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