Chapter 4. Smart Card Applications

Smart cards provide a personal component of applications, whatever the complete purpose of the application might be. The smart card is carried by an individual and is periodically utilized in various equipment configurations to achieve the results or obtain the services provided by those configurations. The most common feature of smart cards in an application is to establish or authenticate the identity of the cardholder and the cardholder's right (permission) to access and use the application in question. In other cases, besides authenticating identity, the smart card may carry additional information needed by the application. For example, in financial debit and credit applications, the smart card may carry ...

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