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by CSO Contributor

Smart Card

Mar 19, 20031 min
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

A device that is often the same size as a credit card but that is smart enough to hold its own data and applications and do its own processing. Smart cards, which are popular in Europe but have never really taken off in the United States, can be used to store personal information, hold digital cash or prove identity. They are often contrasted with dumb cards that have magnetic strips or barcodes and rely more heavily on networks.