Comment 2SZH Finally, the modern age


The golden age of credit card fraud is drawing to a close


Finally, the modern age (Score: 3, Funny)

by on 2014-09-27 20:23 (#2SZH)

I traveled extensively in Europe this year and bumped into a lot of ATMs where my non-chipped American credit card was totally worthless. About time the Americans joined the modern world. As for the golden age of credit card fraud coming to an end, I'm not so sure. They can't make a carbon copy of my credit card at the restaurant anymore, but now they can camp onto my wireless, hack my router, decrypt my HTTPS connection, steal my identity, post revenge porn of me all over 4chan, trash my email, steal my bank password, and transfer my bank balance to an undisclosed location in the Cayman Islands. While they're at it they can see if I reused passwords, hack my server, and use my Yahoo account to tell all my friends I got kidnapped in Greece and will they please wire some money to that account I never mentioned in the Cayman Islands?

I kind of feel like we're out of the frying pan and into the fire.


Time Reason Points Voter
2014-09-28 03:39 Underrated +1
2014-09-28 07:58 Funny +1

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