What is Smart Card?
Types of smart cards
Security with smart cards
Small plastic card
embedded with an IC
Chip can be either a
Useful for storing and
Data is associated with
either value, information,
In 1968 & 1969, German engineers Helmut Grőttru
& Jűrgen Dethloff filed patents for automated chi
French inventor Roland Moreno patented the
memory card concept in 1974.
Michel Ugon from Honeywell Bull invented the
first microprocessor smart card in 1977.
Until mid 80s most of the work on Smart Cards w
at the research and development level.
First commercial use was French debit cards.
Based on the way the smart card interacts with the Card
Reader, smart cards are of three types:
Defined in ISO 7810
Have contact area of
approx. 1 cm2
This area comprises of
Pads provides electrical
Power is supplied by
Uses RF induction
communicate and to be
Defined in ISO 14443
Communicates at data
rates of 106-848 kbps.
Requires an antenna to
Implements former two
interfaces on a single
On developing stage.
Example is Andante,
Porto’s multiapplication transport
> As ATM cards, Fuel cards, SIMs.
> As electronic wallet.
Identification (Dude! Be Smart.)
> Tracking Student attendance.
> As an electronic purse to pay various bills.
> Access control of some buildings.
The standard security goals like
can easily be provided by using smart cards..
Easy to use.
Individuals gain increased
Multiple tasks can be done by a
An important key in Egovernance.
A handsome way to deal with
High probability for damage of card.
Malware can break smart card security model.
Lack of standards for functionality & security.