Tech Break

Aug 9th 2016

Tech Break 2908

Think That Chip in your Credit Card Makes You Safer?

Rapid7 researchers demo what a ATM "schimmer" is, and why chip/pin cards are still very vulnerable.
Category: TWiT Bits

While covering Black Hat, the premiere security conference for the TWiT network, Father Robert Ballecer had the opportunity to interview Weston Hecker, Senior Security Engineer @Rapid7. Hecker demonstarted how the new protocol that the chip employs actually makes it vulnerable to hackers. He was able to hack an ATM. Check out our interview and watch the cash fly out of the machine!

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