Recently my organization wants to move into the smart card system instead of static password. We want to move the entire infrastructure to the smartcard system. we are looking for a single smartcard which provides physical and logical access. And also wanted to use the same smartcard for parking,cashless vending etc. (Using Javacard we can write custom apps and can read from the smartcard). All this is fine But the question arised when selecting the smartcard. Whether to select the COntactless smartcard or RFID smartcard.
RFID card will have the card detecting range is more than contactless smartcard (around 10 CM). That's why everybody wanted to move into RFID cards. But the cards will have most of the sensitive information. I have read so many articles saying the disadvantages of RFID cards and security loopholes when using RFID cards. But i am not sure any of those.
Can anybody explain in detail about the advantages and disadvantages of these cards (Contactless cards vs RFID cards)