State the need of smart card security.

Subject: Mobile Computing

Difficulty: Medium

Marks: 4 Marks

1 Answer

Need of smart card Security:

  1. Smart cards are often used in different applications, which require strong security protection and authentication.
  2. Smart card can act as an identification card, which is used to prove the identity of the card holder.
  3. The smart card can be used as a credit/debit bank card which allows off-line transactions. All of these applications require sensitive data to be stored in the card, such as biometrics information of the card owner, personal medical history, and cryptographic keys for authentication, etc.
  4. Smart card is SIM in mobile phone. SIM card (also known as a subscriber identity module) is a smart card which stores subscriber data that includes user identity, network authorization data, personal security keys, contactlists and stored text messages.
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