Newer credit and debit cards like this one have small chips, seen at left, that contain financial information and are designed to be more secure. Thieves, however, are adapting to the technology by using small radios that activate chips to which they get close enough and capture the data.
Newer credit and debit cards like this one have small chips, seen at left, that contain financial information and are designed to be more secure. Thieves, however, are adapting to the technology by using small radios that activate chips to which they get close enough and capture the data. Ron Gallagher rgallagher@newsobserver.com
Newer credit and debit cards like this one have small chips, seen at left, that contain financial information and are designed to be more secure. Thieves, however, are adapting to the technology by using small radios that activate chips to which they get close enough and capture the data. Ron Gallagher rgallagher@newsobserver.com

Some ID thieves step up their game for new-style credit cards

August 31, 2016 03:13 PM

UPDATED September 16, 2016 05:25 PM

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