smart card : Java Glossary


smart card

A card with a small computer chip embedded on it. It can be used for:

You typically program them in a stripped down Java.

The advantages over conventional mag stripe cards include:

The big problem with smart cards is you can inadvently purchase something just by walking near a scanner or by a thief waving a scanner over your pocket in a crowd.


My ATM (Automated Teller Machine) card requires me to insert the chip card in a slot. The problems include:

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