Skimming Devices Evolve Into Shimmers

Recent reports from Canada and Mexico highlight the evolution of skimming devices into what are now being called "shimmers". Shimmers are growing in frequency and have the ability to access some of the data contained within chip-enabled plastic cards. This discovery adds to the challenges already facing EMV in its second year in the United States. However, there remain several reasons why EMV is still the best defense against card-present, counterfeit fraud.

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