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The quote is short, but I think the author is trying to say that the router wasn't about ATM skimming, and not even about the ATM itself. It was a MITM for customers who used WiFi (personal devices). In this case, it was just a rogue AP that presented a fake certificate to users, and the users (or their poorly written apps) had to accept the fake ...


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Another solution which guarantees the peace of mind is a prepaied "credit" card. This way you can never be charged more than you've put in. Depending on the card, you may also save foreign exchange fees. Both Mastercard and visa issues these, but they're probably easier to get from third-party organisations.


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Ask your credit card provider for a one-time card number. Or get a new account with a low limit. Put the credit card number (and maybe a short random string) in a plain text file. 7zip this file with AES encryption. Email the hotel with this file as an attachment. Phone them and tell them the password to decrypt the file. (You might have to do a bit of ...


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It's quite common for hotels to pre authorise payment using your card details. This is to prove you are who you say you are and check you have sufficient funds for your stay. Although emailing may not be the safest way of sending your credit card details. Perhaps a phone call would be better but still not "secure" What I would suggest is that you opt to ...


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With a weak kitchen magnet this can take many passes and a fair amount of time. In fact if all you have is a fridge magnet you may be better off scraping the strip off. However a more powerful magnet can erase the card fairly quickly. See http://www.creditcards.com/credit-card-news/video-magnets-make-credit-card-mag-stripe-not-work-1457.php for details. ...



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