[LINK] Smart card credit cards

Tom Worthington Tom.Worthington at tomw.net.au
Mon Jul 17 17:00:48 AEST 2006

At 08:20 AM 7/17/2006, Howard Lowndes wrote:
>I have just received a credit card  ... it is a smart card. ... how 
>can I read the smart chip? ...

About half the EFTPOS units in Canberra have a slot for smart cards. 
This may be on the top, side or bottom of the reader, usually 
indicated by the symbol of a credit card shaped rectangle with a 
small square in the top left corner.

If you want to experiment with smart cards (not with the one the bank 
issued you of course), Jaycar sell readers, programmers and blank 
cards, starting at $8.75: <http://www.jaycar.com.au/>.

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