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Datacard introduces system that fights skimming

Datacard Group has announced a new module for its family of card issuance systems which uses MagTek’s Magneprint technology to capture a unique fingerprint or noise signature from the magnetic stripe of newly issued cards.

Datacard is collaborating with MagTek, Inc., a leading card reading solutions supplier and provider of Magneprint(R) technology. MagTek’s Magneprint technology is based on the fact that every magnetic stripe has a unique particle “noise signature” pattern that is intrinsic to that stripe. Credit card “skimmers” typically run cards through a terminal that captures data recorded on a magnetic stripe. While the data can be transferred from an authentic card to another stripe of another card, the intrinsic fingerprint pattern of an authentic card is impossible to transfer.

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