Uninformed: Informative Information for the Uninformed

Vol 1» 2005.May


The ISO 7816 standard is one of the few resources we have to work with when reverse engineering a smart card. It provides us with basic knowledge of pin layouts, what the different pins do, and how to interface with them. Unfortunately, it mostly covers asynchronous cards and doesn't really touch on how synchronous cards work. To get more detailed information on this please read Phrack 48-10/11.