If you’re planning to take the Security+ exam, you might like to remember this key point.
Smart cards are often used with dual-factor authentication where users have something (the smart card) and know something (such as a password or PIN). Smart cards include embedded certificates used with digital signatures and encryption. CACs and PIVs are specialized smart cards that include photo identification. They are used to gain access into secure locations and to log on to computer systems.
This is one of the Remember This blocks from the CompTIA Security+: Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-501 Study Guide. As a study habit, I encourage readers to repeat these key points to themselves as often as possible. The more you repeat the information, the more likely you are to remember it when you take the exam.
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