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Smart Cards: The Developer's Toolkit by Scott B. Guthery, Timothy M. Jurgensen

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Glossary

3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project)

A consortium of standards bodies that is writing the standards for the SIM in 3G mobile telephones.

A3 and A8

Two cryptographic algorithms used in GSM cellular telephony and typically implemented in GSM SIM smart cards.

ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene)

A common plastic material used for the manufacture of smart cards.

AC (access condition)

An attribute in a file header that allows or denies execution of certain commands based on certain security conditions, such as authentication of the entity attempting to execute the command.

ADF (application dedicated file)

The directory on a smart card that is the root directory of all the data pertaining to a particular application.

AID (application identifier) ...

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