Tamper-proof PIN letters under fire

June 2005
Credit Control;2005, Vol. 26 Issue 6, p50
Trade Publication
Reports on the claim of researchers at Cambridge University in Cambridge, England regarding the potential for mailing systems used to give consumers new details about their bank records to be exposed to someone else. Indication that poor printing can overcome the problem; Potential for personal identification numbers to be read by scanning the letter through a popular computer software; Effectiveness of bright lights and easy-to-use software in defeating tamper-proofing on letters containing personal identification details.


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