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Thieves Find New Way to Steal Personal Information

Thieves Find New Way to Steal Personal Information

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Paul Nelson, KSL Newsradio Hackers have found a new way to steal credit and debit card information. It's through a tool many people use all the time—the credit card reader in supermarkets.

"There are many, many highly technically qualified engineers out there who may not be particularly honest," explained Doug Moore, vice president of Cirque Technology.

Moore said he's making new readers that can't be hacked into, and those machines are tested all the time. "There are a number of testing laboratories that are authorized around the world to test the equipment for its resistance to hacking," he said.

Other officials say thieves are altering the magnetic strips on the back of old gift cards or credit cards with account information they're stealing online.

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