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What can you do with a smart card reader?

I get it, you can use a smart card to log in, encrypt/decrypt etc. But is there anytning else you can use it for?


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Re: What can you do with a smart card reader?

Hi otheos,

Warm Greetings & welcome to Lenovo Community, happy to have you here.


As you said apart from authentication for logins, I didn't find any additional usage of Smart Card Reader.


I hope the above information helped you.

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Re: What can you do with a smart card reader?

Some countries allow to access taxes and other things with a smart card reader.

Some corporations use it for authentication.

Warm regards,
Jonas Hendrickx

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