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Have you heard of Crooks encoding credit card data on bar codes? Not until I read this article

I sat this article in my brain for awhile coming up with a catchy title for something I’ve never heard of before. Apparently, crooks will not stop at nothing to get their wares out, or even use the wares they have. Krebs on Security penned an article entitled Encoding Stolen Credit Card Data on Barcodes and I found it facinating. I don’t believe I’ve heard of this one before, and its definitely clever.

Crooks are constantly dreaming up new ways to use and conceal stolen credit card data. According to the U.S. Secret Service, the latest scheme involves stolen card information embedded in barcodes affixed to phony money network rewards cards. The scammers then pay for merchandise by instructing a cashier to scan the barcode and enter the expiration date and card security code.

This is quite clever, and I don’t know how we could stop this one. Scanning bar codes is common in today’s technology, I do have to give them propts on a good one.


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Have you heard of Crooks encoding credit card data on bar codes? Not until I read this article was released on February 22, 2020 at 9:45 am by tech in article commentary.
Last modified: February 21, 2020.


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  1. Comment by crashmaster date 24 February 2020 alle 11:48 (),

    Hmmm no, but why not.
    You can encode just anything on a qr code and encoding it is not alegal itself.

    These are used for everything from verification to whatever.
    When I login to some security systems etc, you can as an option scan a code on your device of choice.
    When that device tries to login again, the device has been allowed and is secured for that whatever.

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