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NYPD tests new tool that detects credit card skimmers The Skim Reaper @uf

NYPD tests new tool that detects credit card skimmers (video).

After three years of study, Traynor and two Florida graduate students invented a device they call the “Skim Reaper,” a credit-card thin gadget that slides into card reader slots and can easily and quickly detect if an ATM or gas pump has been compromised. The New York Police Department is testing the Skim Reaper with some early success in its effort to rid the streets of the pervasive devices. The AP was given exclusive access to the lab where the Skim Reaper was made, as well as NYPD tests of it in the field.

Read more – looks like some Adafruit gear on the desk and maybe in the device…


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