FICS Faculty and Students Develop New Credit Card Skimmer Detection Device

Published: May 11th, 2018

Category: News, Slider

Credit card skimmers – electronic devices criminals stick on ATMs and gas pumps to secretly suck up your sensitive financial information – may have finally met their match.University of Florida researchers have teamed up with the New York City Police Department’s Financial Crimes Task Force to deploy the “Skim Reaper,” a device that instantly detects the presence of a skimmer, allowing law enforcement and merchants to take action before the card’s data can be stolen. Real-world trials are already underway – UF built five detectors for NYPD, which is deploying them in all five New York City boroughs for field testing…Read full article…