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Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2018 08:01:54 +1100

The "Krebs on Security" blog (KrebsOnSecurity.com) has a running series on
ATM skimmers, and some of them are quite dastardly (the skimmers I mean, not the series). Well, I saw a suspicious device on an ATM that I was about to use; it was a box just above the card slot, clearly labeled "scanner", and what looked like a window under it.

It turned out to be a sensor for the smart-card chip (common in the world outside of the USA); I didn't try it, but all the same:

If it's sniffing my card, how do I know it's legitimate, and:

What better way to train the sheeple to get accustomed to funny
attachments on ATMs?

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