NCR Launch ATM fraud countermeasure device

Thursday 2 December 2004 21:08 CET | News

NCR has introduced the Fraudulent Device Inhibitor, its latest, patented fraud prevention countermeasure for automated teller machines (ATMs).

The new fraud protection measure is part of NCRs holistic approach to ATM security and while ATM fraud is significantly lower than card fraud at the retail or point-of-sale location, it is still an industry concern. NCR has developed the Fraudulent Device Inhibitor in response to criminal attempts to skim card details by attaching devices to the ATM that can then be used to read information on the magnetic stripe. In addition to card skimming, the Fraudulent Device Inhibitor defends against the introduction of card-trapping devices that retain the card in the machine, with the intention of a fraud artist to withdraw it once the customer leaves the ATM. The Fraudulent Device Inhibitor is placed in front of the entrance to the ATM card reader and is designed specifically to prevent an ATM customer from inserting his or her card into the machine if a trapping device has been added to the card reader. NCRs countermeasure device has a number of unique features, including a hologram built into the design that makes it more difficult to replicate. The introduction of illumination behind the countermeasure device also makes any attempt to attach a fraudulent device even more visible. An on-screen, animated graphic can also be used to heighten consumer awareness. While potential solutions to card skimming are in technologies like the chip card, NCR continues to provide the highest levels of protection against skimming attacks. The Fraudulent Device Inhibitor can be used in conjunction with NCRs patented Enhanced Card Drive, also known as jitter. The introduction of a stop-start, or jitter motion, is designed to distort the magnetic stripe details being copied by the criminals device.

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