Watch Fun Ball, Beware of ATM Conceded

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World Cup in Brazil also invited the attention of cyber criminals. They take advantage of this moment to look for 'prey', one of the users of ATMs and credit cards.

Watch Fun Ball, Beware of ATM Conceded

World Cup in Brazil also invited the attention of cyber criminals. They take advantage of this moment to look for 'prey', one of the users of ATMs and credit cards.
For those who are traveling to Brazil and enjoy the tournament, ATM and credit cards has become a practical means of payment. Unfortunately, security threats lurking on this habit.
The experts of the Kaspersky security firm, warns that Brazil is a hotbed of criminals who are active in creative and clone credit cards.
In a statement, Kaspersky said that they are targeting foreigners who do not know how to protect their cards while taking money from an ATM or pay for groceries.
Point of sales devices are very common in the Samba country. According to the Central Bank of Brazil, the Brazilian Central Bank, credit card and debit card accounts for 70% of all payments in their country.
Chip cards and PIN is accepted in almost all types of businesses, even accepted by the taxi drivers. In many countries, people accustomed to handing their card to a restaurant waiter or store clerk. In Brazil, it can be very dangerous.
Likewise, the ATM machine. According to the World Bank, Brazil has 118 ATMs per 100,000 adults. It put him in ninth place as the country with the largest number of ATMs in the world. As a result, cyber criminals also have the opportunity to install a skimmer, or better known as the 'Chupa Cabra.
"Be careful when using an ATM or paying with a credit card. Do not forget that the cyber criminals in Brazil working all the time. Even in the daytime you can see them gathered, with sandals and beach clothes while installing skimmers in a crowded bank," said Fabio Assolini, Senior Security Researcher, Kaspersky Lab's Global Research & Analysis Team.
To that end, the experts at Kaspersky Lab provides some tips to protect against the most common attacks on ATMs and point of sales devices in Brazil.
First, do not give your card to anyone. This is like a golden opportunity for fraudsters to clone cards. Ask the waiter or store clerk bring electronic payment instruments to your presence.
Be careful with the situation when the card can not be seen clearly for a moment. If this is the case, check carefully that you hold the card is completely yours. If in doubt, report it immediately to the bank.
Second, although there is recent news about the security loopholes on the type of payment like this, the cards chip-and-PIN is more secure and more difficult to duplicate than magnetic swipe card.
If you do not have a chip card-and-PIN, check with your bank if you can get the card before starting the journey.
Third, if possible, try to pay using wireless PoS devices because these devices are relatively safer than the old device and must be connected to a USB or serial port.
Finally, use the hand to cover the keypad when entering your PIN. It is a simple but great way to prevent the skimmer which usually work using a hidden camera.
If you notice something is wrong, tell the bank or ATM machine owner, and find another ATM to take out money.


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