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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Checkout Skimmers Powered by Chip Cards


Checkout Skimmers Powered by Chip Cards
| #TpromoCom #Skimmers #CreditCard | Easily the most sophisticated skimming devices made for hacking terminals at retail self-checkout lanes are a new breed of PIN pad overlay combined with a flexible, paper-thin device that fits inside the terminal’s chip reader slot. http://bit.ly/3usAhUe

What enables these skimmers to be so slim? They draw their power from the low-voltage current that gets triggered when a chip-based card is inserted. As a result, they do not require external batteries, and can remain in operation indefinitely.

The overlay skimming device pictured above consists of two main components. The one on top is a regular PIN pad overlay designed to record keypresses when a customer enters their debit card PIN. The overlay includes a microcontroller and a small data storage unit (bottom left).

This is becoming more and more of a problem. To read the remainder of this great news story, click here!



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