Sunday, April 16, 2006

Astro Decoder as MyKad Reader

In collaboration with MSC and MSCTrustgate, MyKad holders can now read the details of their identification card/IC - MyKad on Channel 800, Astro by inserting their MyKad (chip facing downwards) into the second slot of the Astro Decoder and follow the on-screen instructions.

The Astro decoder will display the following information:
• Name • NRIC No. • Address • Postcode • City • State • Religion • Race

I check my religion on the astro decoder.. bravo.. it comes out correct - Christian (I know there are quite a number of people who gets their religion printed wrongly on their MyKad). Great, don't have to waste $$$ to buy the MyKad Reader :)

Not only we can check the information on our MyKad, we can check our credit cards information too on Astro Decoder.. Mmmm...But too bad I can't read the balance of the credit card, Hahaha...

25 comments:

Kampungkai said...

wahhhh so 'chun' wan! finally, i see something moving forward in Malaysia! Malaysia Boleh! yippie! hahahha...

*from my blog
eh, sorry bout the problem, i had to delete the whole post and re-post again. it's ok now. I've read your comment, BUT it's gone now, i'm so so so terribly sorry! please forgive me :( didnt mean it.

Selba said...

Sounds an interesting gadget which I don't understand what it is... MyKad? is that an ID card or something?

Chen said...

kampungkai,
interesting stuff :)

Regarding the re-posting problem in your blog.. never mind lah.. :D

selba,
astro is the pay tv channel we have in Malaysia :) MyKad is our Identity Card or Kad Pengenalan :)

carcar said...

wah!!!! thanks! muacks kiss kiss kiss! thanks for the info here! i must ring home and get my family members to check all of their mykad with the astro decorder then! and call my sis and whoever to check theirs too! hahaha...

glad that your info are all correct! and cannot agree more with kampungkai, yes, malaysia boleh!!

Cynthia said...

astro? in my place here... 3 channels ah, i can hardly study liaw.. add one foxtel.. no need study and no need sleep =)

Chen said...

carcar,
wah.. have to wipe my face with towel cos full of saliva (from carcar's kisses) :P

yeah, do pass this piece of info to your family members :D Hope your info (u can check that when u go back home next time) & your family member's MyKad info are all correct too :)

cynthia,
Hahahaa.. can imagine a "Panda looking" Cynthia :P

Jellyfish said...

eh? how come i din see the print screen of your infos one? :P

woh.... whatever cards u oso slot in to test ar? aiyak...

Chen said...

jellyfish,
why ah? Cos all those info are private & confidential loh.. Aiyak, who wants to display their IC number online woh.. :P

Not whatever cards lah.. at least I didn't slot in my driving license leh..

slurp! said...

imho, if personal & credit card information can be read easily read off by some 3rd party devices, it's a real serious security threat.

some sort of authentication methods needs to be implemented to tighten the security. however, this is where it starts to get complicated.

Chen said...

slurp,
Don't worry..
The display is just on the basic informations :)

For our Mykad, the name, NRIC No, Address, Postcode, City, State is visible on the identity card itself, just that the religion is not displayed. Our main concern here is whether the displayed information was written correctly inside the computer chip or not. Cos to some of the Mykad holder - either their card can't be read or the displayed info is different from what is printed on the card, so if this is the case, then they have to report to the authorised party & redo the identity card again :)

Regarding the credit card, only the basic information was displayed - name, CC card no & expiry date :)

Jellyfish said...

hahaha...
maybe your P&Cs have been recorded and available conveniently on the hands of Astro guys by now, thanks to channel 800 :P

Jellyfish said...

how come u reply but not online? hehe

Jellyfish said...

i mean over IM
:P

Chen said...

Jellyfish,
haha, I don't think so. Anyway.. they already had the name or IC number or address or whatever info when we subscribed to the paid channel :P

I didn't on YM yesterday night, that's why... :)

Alicia said...

new decoder or old wan arh?

carcar said...

sorry, last night i was asleep when you pop out, i think twice. hehe...

i got my brother at home to check theirs immdiately on last night, but too bad, he said we dont have two slot, so how to put in our mykad?

why they are two diff type of decorder ya?

jonboy60 said...

ahhha... can put guide or something how to use mykad at the decoder a?

Chen said...

alicia,
as long as there are two slots in the astro decoder :)

carcar,
u mean.. your house's astro decoder only has one slot? Then too bad loh.. I dunno ah.. might be yours is the "older" model? My astro decoder is the one in the 1st photo. The upper slot is the 2nd slot. The lower slot is the 1st slot where I inserted the Astro card.

jonboy60,
u mean how to read the Mykad using the Astro decoder or ??

Select channel 800 on the astro decoder and wait for the screen like the one shown in the second picture to appear. Slot in the Mykad in the second slot with chip facing downwards. Choose the Mykad reader option & wait for the decoder to read the card. The information on the MyKad will be displayed shortly on the tv screen.

sbanboy said...

Wah ... thanks for the tip ... :) I dont have Astro at my USJ apartment so I will have to go back to Seremban or cari kawan who has Astro to check ... :)

Pandabonium said...

big brother is watching you?

Chen said...

sbanboy,
yeah.. do check up your MyKad. Many have their religion printed wrongly.

pandabonium,
if big brother want to watch, let him watch loh.. No big deal :P

Pink Cotton said...

hahaha yap! this is important.my bf found out that his religion was recorded wrongly when he check it with the decoder and immediately went to chg his mykad.but need to pay rm10 =\

Chen said...

pinkcotton,
huh? The mistake is done by them but your bf need to pay for the replacement card? mmmmm...

Anonymous said...

This service is no longer available on Astro.

Steven Goh said...

now after the update of astro we can't do this anymore I tried yesterday and it failed