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Is credit card cloning possible BEFORE activation?

I recently acquired this novel credit card which brags about being super secure for not having printed the security numbers on the physical card. Then, when my physical card package arrive I notice it ...
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Detect card type (RFID, NFC, Magnetic, ...) [duplicate]

I would like to know how the communication between my gym card and the checking point works. I bought an ACR122U reader, but it seems that I can't read my card with it, the card is not recognized as ...
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ATM CVV1 + Service Code, POS Security Flaw?

I'm new to this topic and I found it very interesting how all the payment system is currently working. To be honest it look like they are not doing enough to stop fraudulent activity with Credit Cards....
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Is it possible a scammer stole my credit card details and made a new card from it?

So I'm abroad at the moment, yet I've just had a cash withdrawal made on my credit card from my country of origin, even though I'm not there and the card IS with me abroad. I called the card issuer ...
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How can other information be added to my credit card?

I have had cards skimmed and then used: my credit card was being declined every time I used the magnetic strip, but it worked fine when I used the chip, so I assumed that the strip had been ...
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Clone debit card [duplicate]

Would you be able to clone someone debit card if you only have the picture of the card with the security code and the PIN?
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Can a magnetic credit card writer encode a blank card based off just a credit card number?

I was wondering what info is stored in the CC mag strip. For example: if someone got a hold of by CC number, just the numbers-no CCV, no exp date, etc... it is pretty hard to use my credit card for ...
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RFID-Safe Wallet destroys mag stripe?

I'm getting a hang of paying with credit cards, and contactless payment especially, lately (which was quite uncommon where I live until like a few months ago). I'm now looking to buy one of these ...
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Can someone clone emv chip card by knowing the magnetic stripe info? [duplicate]

Lets consider that someone skimmed the magnetic stripe of a credit/debit card which also has an emv chip. Can this info be translated and stored into an emv chip? And if this is possible, it is ...
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For chip credit cards, what's preventing me from breaking the chip to trigger the magstripe failsafe?

In a few cases, the chip in my chip card (or maybe the chip reader) has malfunctioned. After inserting the card and failing 3 times, it said to swipe the card instead. What's preventing me from ...
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How to protect magnetic stripe in credit cards from being read?

I know that for credit cards with RFID there are solutions to prevent unauthorized parties from reading the data for fraudulent purposes If I know that my card 99% of the time is only going to do ...
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ATM skimming and magnetic strip cloning

How does a thief know whether an ATM is EMV enabled or not?
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ATM skimming and cloning

Is it possible for a skimmer to copy the magnetic strip of a smart card (smart card contains microchip and magnetic strip) and clone the card only using the magnetic strip and use that at an ATM to ...
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Wiping magnetic stripe on card with magnet?

I asked a question a while back on using magnets (for example powerful Neodymium ones) to wipe a HDD, and got shown a good article proving it is not possible to wipe data. Pretend I am about to ...
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Why doesn't changing the PIN affect recorded data on magnetic card?

I was reading Breaking VISA PIN by L. Padilla. He stated that changing the PIN will change the stored data on the card. But, I tried on several cards and changing the the PIN does not affect the data ...
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Clone debit or credit card

I would like to make some workshop about Debit or Credit card fraud (Skimming). So I need as much as possible information about it. Is it possible to clone debit or credit card with MagStripe reader ...
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Could data be recovered from cut magnetic stripe card?

I know all systems accepting magnetic stripe cards (card readers, access systems, etc) would reject a cut one. But could and expert still get the data that was on it? For the record, I mean "cut in ...
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Comprimising or affecting card readers, billing systems, or POS terminals using a malicious card

Our company got a new card printer for employee IDs. It was a bit expensive and we had to undergo a background as it allowed us to print both mag strips and EMV chips. I don't understand enough about ...
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How can a customer authenticate EPOS device and make sure it's not fake?

In the scenario where customers use magnetic stripe payment cards and are paying via EPOS, a merchant can put a fake EPOS on the table that looks identical to real ones, the customer uses his card on ...
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Magnetic stripe credit card [duplicate]

Do ATM in London accept magnetic stripe? If yes can a thief still duplicate a credit card and use it in an ATM which accepts magnetic stripes?
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Reading magnetic stripe on a credit/debit card with an EMV chip

Is there any way of knowing is a credit/debit card has an EMV Chip, by reading the magnetic stripe. This way I could deny the payment via magnetic stripe and ask to the customer to insert the card via ...
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Would chip-and-PIN have prevented the Target breach?

Would chip-and-PIN have prevented the Target breach? As we all know, Target was breached and the hackers stole lots of credit card numbers. Target is now advocating for chip-and-PIN, as a way to ...
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How easy is it to make a malicious bank/identity card?

I recently got a magnetic card reader that plugs into my computer because I was bored. I decided to scan my ID and bank card through it and I was surprised to see my ID number/bank card number show up ...
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Why does my debit card have a stripe AND a chip?

Recently I received a new debit card which has both a magnetic stripe and a chip (as did my previous card). I know the magnetic stripe can be easily copied whereas the chip system hasn't been ...
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Improving magnetic stripe card security with a "magnetic noise" hash?

I was reading the wiki on magnetic stripe cards when I stumbled across this sentence: "Magnetic stripe cloning can be detected by the implementation of magnetic card reader heads and firmware that can ...
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