Memory Protection in Chip Cards
Original Publication Date: 1989-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-29
Presently, a plastic (credit) card for financial transactions may contain a microprocessor and a memory. The memory typically consists of a ROM with the operating system, a RAM acting as a working memory, and an additional EPROM (erasable programmable memory) or an EEPROM (electrically erasable programmable memory) for data to be loaded later. The EEPROM data may also be an application program that is loaded at a later stage.