There are a host of new features that will be introduced in Windows 8.
This post will talk about Windows 8 Smart Card support
This is part of a series of posts that I’ll be putting in place to kind of stake out the features I believe will be in Windows 8
Below, I will try and summarize each feature for you so that you can get a comprehensive overview of what I believe will be a new Windows 8 features.
Smart cards–the little plastic cards containing a chip–can hold details of a card holder’s identity, and that coupled with a Personal Identification Number (PIN) is more secure than a password–the intruder needs both the physical card and knowledge of the PIN to gain access.
Logging on to a Windows 7 computer with a smart card is relatively simple for the end-user.
The computer needs to have a smart card reader attached or installed. The user inserts their smart card and presses Ctrl, Alt, Delete to bring up a logon screen.
It’s a good bet that Windows 8 will have Smart Card support.