How Does Smart Card Technology Help To Protect Privacy?

How Does Smart Card Technology Help To Protect Privacy?

The recent security breach at Target – where hackers made off with 40 million credit and debit card numbers as well as encrypted PIN data — has focused renewed attention on the vulnerability of U.S. credit card security systems. Security experts say the United States lags far behind many other countries in adopting readily available technology that can provide stronger protection for consumers. In Europe, “smart cards” have been the standard for at least a decade. Smart cards – also known as EMV or “chip and PIN” cards – have…




How To Use Smart Card

How To Use Smart Card

A smart card looks very similar to a credit card with a computer chip embedded at one end. Cash can be stored as electronic value on this chip. When you activate the laundry machines, the cost of a wash or dry will be deducted from your card balance. You simply insert your smart card into the card reader and follow the directions on the display. Regardless of the device you are using, always keep the smart card in the reader until the display indicates “Pull Card” or “Remove Card”. Taking…