, posted: 20-Jul-2009 08:15
After getting a Snapper USB I thought I would look into what it's all about a bit more, and see if I can see what's going on and look into the card using Linux.
Firstly it took a while to figure out where to find the USB Driver software, as the Snapper site isn't exactly obvious on where you download it from:
http://www.snapper.co.nz/setup <- The main start page
https://www.snapper.co.nz/setup/step/1 <- Download the ActiveX control
https://www.snapper.co.nz/setup/step/2 <- Download either the USB or Snapper Feeder driver
Or direct links:
https://www.snapper.co.nz/setup/step/3 <- Phone home to see if it all works.
Ok, so you can start off with getting the ActiveX control installed, this is why you need IE (ugh)
Then after I had the drivers installed I found out it's a Smartcard, in fact it's a JCOP 3.1 card as per its ATR.
Using standard smartcard interrogation tools, I found the ATR for the USB is: "3B 69 00 FF 4A 43 4F 50 33 31 56 32 32" which means it's a JCOP 31 v22 72K as per:
Ok, so it's a pretty secure card, banking quality so doing anything untoward is pretty much out.
Now on to see if I can get GPShell working with it: http://sourceforge.net/projects/globalplatform/
... Watch this space.
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