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on Feb 10, 2009
Are you sure those figures are accurate?!
"Skimmers -- the small devices used to perpetrate the crime -- can be bought online, and usually blend in when attached to ATM reader slots. "The machine would look totally normal to your eyes,"
I don't buy that. Why don't you show me one and we'll see?
How about a picture, so we can tell what these skimmers look like when we see one?
Good idea. I did a quick image search and found some images which may be helpful.
This blog post includes a TV news story with some good imagery: Web Link
Here's a shot of the type of skimming machine used by thieving cashiers: Web Link
Here's a great shot of the mini cameras that capture your pin number: Web Link
And here's two more for good measure: Web Link and Web Link
The mountain view police have got all the time in the world to stop and search old white people walking down the street for no reason and condition them for a police state, just like they do at airports, but they can't solve crimes, [portion removed due to offensive language].
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um, yeah ... that made sense
CardSwitch Technology Ltd. offers a system that enables cardholders to electronically lock and unlock their card accounts. Banks in countries that have implemented chip and pin now realize that this system will eliminate card fraud (see finextra Handelsbanken).
So did WaMu credit you the $500????
Here is the list of links that I from YouTube
CSI Episode showing the exploit unmasked
News Report Channel 4
Chao Sows off his merchandise (Wireless camera recording PINs)
Ad Selling the hardware
Confessions of an ATM Hacker
Needless to say you should visually inspect a machine before inserting your card, and select "credit" instead of "debt" when making an ATM transaction at a store.
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