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Embossed Magnetic Stripe Media Authentication Method

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000053864D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-12

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Svigals, J [+details]

Abstract

The magnetic stripes on media, such as bank cards, may be skimmed. Tha is, the magnetic stripe content may be transferred to another card which then may be fraudulently used to obtain goods and services. This article teaches a method for correlating the magnetic stripe content to information read from the surface of the card in the form of light reflection from the embossed surface.