Real World Threats: Credit Card Machine and ATM “Skimmers”

The next time you get ready to pay with a credit card at a gas pump, convenience store or use an ATM, take a careful look at the machine before you use it. It could have an illegal “Skimmer” Attached to it. A Skimmer is basically a device which compromises the machines card reader and allows your credit card information to be stolen. In the above video, watch how fast this crook attaches the “Skimmer” device to the Credit Card machine without anyone being the wiser.

There is a multitude of good articles online to get you up to speed on this new form of credit card theft but here is one from a site I visit regularly for cyber-security updates; Krebs on Security.

Stay Alert, Look Before You Swipe and Stay Dangerous!

 

 

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