How fraudsters can find out the PIN of a bank card in a few seconds
Thermal cameras for smartphones can now be purchased everywhere. They are inexpensive, but with their help, it became possible to quickly and accurately determine the security code of the credit card. The new method, which the fraudsters began to use massively, is based on reading out the heat waves emanating from the fingers at the moment of entering the PIN code.
Previously, a special camera with an infrared range was needed to read such information. Now there is a similar function in almost any modern smartphone.
How is the process
The attacker is near you at the moment when you make a payment by credit card and enter the PIN-code. He will not look over your shoulder, hoping to find out the cherished code numbers. It is enough for him immediately after you have made the payment, to photograph the payment terminal using a heat chamber.Now he has a PIN at his disposal, and the numbers that are dialed later will be brighter in the image.
How to protect yourself from this type of fraud
Be sure when you dial the code, touch the fingers of the other hand to several adjacent buttons. This will lead potential burglars to confusion and will not unravel the security code of your plastic card.
Date: 09.10.2018, 12:45 / Views: 94171
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