Changing PINs of German bank card

gnupg-users.dirk at gnupg-users.dirk at
Mon Jul 10 21:24:28 CEST 2017

since german bankingcards / even girocard should comply to EMV Standard
a change of PIN via Issuer Script should be possible - if the issuer -
your bank - supports it.

FYI: You have to change the PIN in the Card for offline validation  and
the PIN stored in the issuers backed.

In e.g. switerland it is normal to change your PIN - which is most time
6 Digits long.

best regards


On 10.07.2017 19:52, Matthias Apitz wrote:
> El día lunes, julio 10, 2017 a las 11:42:12p. m. +0800, Guan Xin escribió:
>> This is probably a general question --
>> I have never seen a German bank that allows changing the PIN of a card.
>> So I wonder if it is because using a fixed (non-changeable) 4-digit PIN
>> mailed in clear text really safer than using a 4 to 6 digit variable length
>> PIN that never explicitly appears anywhere.
> Nowadays some German banks allow changing the PIN in the Teller
> Machines. I saw it today in an ATM of the Sparkasse. Amex allows (or 
> allowed) requesting a new personal PIN by fax.
> 	matthias
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