Magnetic card

Updated: 10/11/2017 by Computer Hope

Magnetic card readerA magnetic card is a rectangular object that contains either a magnetic strip on the outside or a magnetic object within the card that contains data. A magnetic card may contain information about an individual such as available credit on a credit card or pass codes for entering secure buildings. The picture is an example of a Magnetic card being swiped through a magnetic card reader.

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