September 19, 2017, by UNH IT Staff
Card skimmers are becoming more prevalant. (Image courtesy of Flickr)
The use of credit and debit card skimmers to steal personal data is escalating globally. In short, thieves use these devices to steal account information off the card’s magnetic strip at pay terminals at gas stations and other self-service payment venues. They then use this data to make online purchases, create duplicate cards, and raid bank accounts.
While these skimmers can be difficult to detect, there are some...