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Personal Computer/Smart Card (PC/SC) Workgroup Open Specifications

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The Personal Computer/Smart Card (PC/SC) Workgroup Open Specifications are open specifications developed by the PC/SC Workgroup for integrating smart cards with personal computers. The specifications are platform-independent and based on existing industry standards. They are designed to enable application developers to create smart card-based secure network applications for banking, health care, corporate security, and electronic commerce.

The specifications include cryptographic functionality and secure storage, programming interfaces for smart card readers and PCs, and a high-level application interface for application development. The specifications are based on the ISO/IEC 7816 standard and support EMV and GSM application standards.

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