30 May '12, 9pm

The Biometric Wallet: Palm vein scanners could eventually replace your wallet with your hand

One of the most notorious ATM scams in Japan started at a posh golf club in the green hills of Gunma prefecture. In 2004 a ring of thieves that included a club employee installed tiny cameras in the club’s locker room to record members typing in their four-digit locker codes. Then, while the golfers were out on the links, the thieves opened the lockers and used “skimming” devices to copy data off the magnetic stripes on club members’ bank cards. The crooks transferred the data onto the mag stripes of blank cards. Then they started testing those cards in ATMs, checking to see how many of the golfers had used the same four-digit number for both their locker codes and their bank personal identification numbers (PINs). The answer: plenty. By the time the police arrested seven members of the gang in January 2005, the crooks had stolen more than 300 million yen (nearly US $4 mil...

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