Friday, May 27, 2016

The skimmers have hit the fan!

According to, a site I follow, skimmers are making their way inside stores. This is pretty frightening stuff! If you hadn't heard, skimmers, a fake looking panel put over the keypad at the ATMs, are used to grab all of your financial data. I have been talking about these for several years and the situation has only gotten worse. They have got to a point, that they are indistinguishable from the real parts of the ATM. Typically these are all outside units or in places that aren't secure. Finding them inside means any financial technology (ATMs, credit card terminals, ...) that you use is suspect. The worst is that there really isn't anything to do other than monitor your accounts closely or set up safeguards or alerts. I, for example, setup my Bank's app alerts for all sorts of activity. See what your bank has to offer to make your stuff more secure.

Via Geek

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