Author: Kevin Language: text
Description: Extra skimming prevention tip Timestamp: 2017-08-29 11:27:39 +0000
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  1. I'm a big fan of the show. It is definitely my favorite among the JB shows, closely followed by Linux Unplugged and the Linux Action News. I think what you guys are doing is great and a big help to a lot of people working in IT, including myself.
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  3. I would like to tell you about an extra precaution you can or maybe should take against ATM skimming. Dan has covered this topic very well in my opinion and I would say following his advice will almost keep you as safe as you can be. Covering your hand while entering your code should keep rogue hidden cameras from recording it, unless...
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  5. Earlier this year it was uncovered over here in Europe that infrared cameras were being used to steal your code. When you touch a number on the keypad, your finger actually warms it up a bit. So after you're done the numbers you used, and only the numbers you used, will show up slightly more red on the IR image. Once you have the numbers, it only takes a couple of guesses to get them in the right order.
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  7. So, what can you do to defend against this? After you've entered your code and before moving away your covering hand, place your full hand on the keypad, touching and therefore warming all numbers. One second should be enough to fool the IR camera.
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  10. Greetings from Belgium and thanks for trying to make this world a more open, yet safer place!
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