Idiot Thieves Stole PINs With an iPod Nano Covered in Duct Tape

Despite the repeated cries of tech bloggers everywhere, it would seem that the iPod isn't actually dead; it's just gone rogue. The newest ATM skimming scheme relies almost entirely on a MacGyver-ed version of your former, clickwheeled friend. How could you, iPod? » 1/09/15 4:30pm 1/09/15 4:30pm

New "Wiretap" ATM Skimmers Are Invisible to Your Eye

ATM skimmers just keep getting scarier. In his ongoing series on skimmer innovation, security guru Brian Krebs highlighted a new card skimmer—the increasingly thin device that intercepts and snags your credit card details—that's been spotted in the wild. And unlike the vast majority of skimmers that attach to or… » 12/02/14 10:00am 12/02/14 10:00am

The Latest Super-Thin ATM Skimmers Are Virtually Unspottable

Just like consumer tech, criminal tech advances in leaps and bounds—and none more so than the ATM skimmer. Now, the kinds of skimmers being used are so slim and small that you'll never see them—and their battery life means they last an age, too. » 7/07/14 9:20am 7/07/14 9:20am

Beware of Skimmers on Postal Service Stamp Kiosks

Crooks will co to many lengths to steal your details—from USB sticks to cameras on subways—but now they're even cropping up on Postal Service stamp kiosks, too. » 5/14/14 7:16am 5/14/14 7:16am

Credit Card-Reading Spy Camera Found in the NYC Subway

Be careful on the subway. Sure, the platforms are safer than ever, and the cars are even pretty clean. But credit card thieves seem to come up with a new way to steal your personal information every day. The latest ploy: a card-reading spy camera, hiding above the MetroCard machine. » 4/11/14 10:40am 4/11/14 10:40am

An Imprisoned Hacker Invented an ATM Attachment That Stops Skimmers

Valentin Boanta has a lot of free time on his hands—five years worth, to be exact. That's because Boanta is currently serving a prison sentence for, according to Reuters, "supplying gadgets to an organized crime gang used to conceal ATM skimmers." So with all that time to think about what he's done, the apparently… » 5/17/13 1:20pm 5/17/13 1:20pm

ATM Card Skimmers Are Getting Frighteningly Sophisticated

The above card skimmer, found on a Citibank ATM in Woodland Hills, CA, secretly scans your account information and PIN number, which it then wirelessly sends to a scammer. Would you have spotted it? » 1/21/10 3:40pm 1/21/10 3:40pm