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Scan VISA card by a magnetic stripe reader

Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by terry, Nov 6, 2003.

  1. terry

    terry Guest

    I think may be it is a stupid question:

    Could anyone tell me what information I could get if I scan a bank
    VISA card with a magnetic Stripe Reader bought from electronic shop.
     
  2. I'd guess it's just the same information you could read off the card,
    with some checksums and stuff, but I'm sure someone here knows for
    sure. Presumably, it would include the relatively new 3-digit security
    code that doesn't show up on imprints (?).

    Best regards,
    Spehro Pefhany
     
  3. Dave VanHorn

    Dave VanHorn Guest

    Have a read through the ABA standards. Magtek's web site has very good
    docs.
     
  4. Chris Hodges

    Chris Hodges Guest

    I thought the prupose of this code was that it didn't get scanned -
    therefore a card can't be cloned by scanning and then used over the
    internet/phone without the extra step of recording the security code.

    Chris
     
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