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  • K. Vedder
  • 1992
Smart cards are a variant of chip cards, which is the generic name for any plastic card, usually the size of a credit card, containing a chip. Depending on the properties and features of this chip and its carrier, the author distinguishes between several types of cards, which are discussed. A comprehensive introduction to the various features of chip cards(More)
Smart cards play an increasing role as 'active' security devices. Due to its microcomputer and programmable memory, a smart card can cater for the specific needs of the environment it is used in. Smart cards allow the secure handling and storage of sensitive data such as user privileges and cryptographic keys as well as the execution of cryptographic(More)
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