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I have a Toshiba Portege R930-14 Z It has a smart card slot

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I have a Toshiba Portege R930-14 Z
It has a smart card slot on right hand side.
What is it for, and where can I get a smart card. Look about the size of a credit card?
Thanks?
Keith Dawson
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  IT Miro replied 2 years ago.

Hello! I am IT Miro and I will assist you on this question.


Smart card reader slot is usually available in business-class laptops. It is used for identification and authentication purposes where standard user name and password ***** ***** secure enough.

Certain companies and government web pages require usage of smart cards for authenticating their employees, so they prove smart cards to them.

So, those smart card cannot be bought in a computer shop. They are issued by the companies that require their employees to use them.

Home users don't use smart cards.
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