The USB Smargo Smartcard Reader Plus is kind of a Smart TV card reader, which can work for dreambox and most linux based satellite reciever for card sharing. it can read customer’s identity and authorization information and helps you to watch pay satellite TV. It’s a USB smartcard reader / programmer based on a powerful ARM core processor.Here’s a tutorial to How to use Smargo cardreader with CCcam on linux receivers and PCs (continue reading…)
A conditional access module (CAM) is an electronic device, usually incorporating a slot for a smart card, which equips an Integrated Digital Television or set-top box with the appropriate hardware facility to view conditional access content that has been encrypted using a conditional access system. They are normally used with direct-broadcast satellite (DBS) services, although digital terrestrial pay TV suppliers also use CAMs. PC TV Card form factor is used as the Common Interface form of Conditional Access Modules for DVB broadcasts. (continue reading…)
1. What’s Smart card
A smart card is any pocket-sized card with embedded integrated circuits. It may also provide strong security authentication for single sign-on (SSO) within large organizations.
Smart cards can provide identification, authentication, data storage and application processing.The benefits of smart cards are directly related to the volume of information and applications that are programmed for use on a card. The benefits of smart cards are directly related to the volume of information and applications that are programmed for use on a card. A single contact/contactless smart card can be programmed with multiple banking credentials, medical entitlement, driver’s license/public transport entitlement, loyalty programs and club memberships to name just a few. Multi-factor and proximity authentication can and has been embedded into smart cards to increase the security of all services on the card. For example, a smart card can be programed to only allow a contactless transaction if it is also within range of another device like a uniquely paired mobile phone. This can significantly increase the security of the smart card. (continue reading…)