Smart Card Reader on laptop

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by lieb39, May 4, 2003.

  1. lieb39

    lieb39 Apple lover, PC User

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    Hello,

    I just bought a Dell Latitude D600 Laptop. According to it's specs (located here) It has " One Smart Card reader "

    I'm wondering what this does, and what can be done with it. What is a smartcard exalty, and how would you obtain one?

    Thanks,

    lieb39
     
  2. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Smart Cards can basically be used for security and authentication purposes. I can also be used for storage, but security is the primary application at the moment.
     
  3. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Smart cards are the credit card sized ones aren't they? with small gold coloured chips at the one end?
     
  4. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Right. I have one of those for laundry :p
     
  5. lieb39

    lieb39 Apple lover, PC User

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    So I can use one of those to secure my laptop?
     
  6. Indomidable

    Indomidable Guest

    Actually they're trying to get people to download coupons onto their credit cards and other secure uses for the smart chip. Like validating credit cards with it instead of the 3 number technique.