Smart cards are coming. Even if you don’t currently have a smart card, you may have seen one: they look like a regular credit card, but have a visible computer chip embedded in it. The major credit card companies are all moving toward smart cards, and retailers have an October 01, 2015 deadline to adopt smart card readers for their transactions.
Additionally, members of congress including Representative Peter Roskam and U.S. Senator Mark Kirk, recently introduced legislation that aims to protect seniors from identity theft and combat Medicare waste by using a Common Access Card. These cards would be similar to those issued by the Department of Defense, and would use smart chip technology.
Well, did you know that the fourth largest card manufacturer in the United States is located right here in DuPage County? (more…)