No brainer idea to make credit card skimming harder for crooksFri 29 June 2012
Credit/debit card skimming has become insanely cheap, and easy to do in recent years. Check out this article from ArsTechnica on the most common skimmers being used.
What if companies like Diebold that build and sell ATM machines were to use transparent plastic on the face of the machines? Even if just to show some of the guts? Seems like a no brainer, but maybe there is more to it?
If crooks can pop the face off of these machines and stick something behind it, why not just change it out with clear plastic?