Many computers do not have gameports or even parallel ports, leaving USB as the primary option for input devices. These instructions will allow you to read data from a magnetic stripe reader on any computer that supports USB and the keyboard HID standard (which all modern operating systems support). This adapter converts electrical signals from a TTL magnetic stripe reader into 1’s and 0’s that are “typed” on the USB keyboard device that the adapter registers when it is plugged into a computer. This string of 1’s and 0’s can be fed into Stripe Snoop using ss -i or saved to disk for later analysis.
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