Smart Cards – A Brief Introduction

Introduction A smart card, chip card, or integrated circuit card (ICC) is any pocket-sized card with embedded integrated circuits.  Nowadays, smart cards are found everywhere, the SIM inside your mobile phone (GSM Smart card), your Bank cards (VISA & Mastercard), your Sky/Cable Set-Top-Box, or even your company ID card additionally used for computer authentication. Because the chips in financial cards are the same as those used in subscriber identity modules (SIMs) in mobile phones, programmed differently and…