Smart cards are part of our everyday lives. We all use them for a variety of purposes. Cash cards, credit cards, SIM cards (in our mobiles), keyboard locking cards, access cards (doors), membership cards (clubs, libraries), ID cards etc.
The "smart cards" are the natural evolution of magnetic strip cards, and often (like in bank cards) they are used together in a hybrid format.
Smart cards usually contain a set of data that provides access to a network and then the user can complete any allowed transaction.
Contrary to common belief, your bank card, does not keep your balance information. It keeps however all the information you need to access that balance.
RFID chips are transmitting in close proximity the data stored in it. The applications are countless, from touch-less payment, to passports, to pet tags. The same technology is used in tagging items by couriers, logistics companies, pharmaceuticals and the military industry. It provides easy and quick access to information in production and storage conditions, or in areas where increased security is required. Human microchiping is now a fact.
If you have a case where RFID chips or smart cards of any kind are involved, you should contact us as soon as possible, in order to get advice on how to protect and secure the chip/card and discuss how we can help you extract any information stored on it.
1. RFID chips are in many of the security tags when you shop for clothes and other valuable goods. 2. RFID chips have been around for some time, and there are people who consider tagging themselves. This includes medical tagging, implanted access-cards and credit cards. (click to watch IBM's RFID commercial)