CArd reader without protection
Card reader without protection

Card reader with Card Reader Shield
Card reader with Card Reader Shield

Eavesdropping – CSPTec’s Fascia and Card Reader Shield

Eavesdropping is the installation by a criminal of a foreign device on an ATM to capture data from a customer’s card.

This is typically achieved via a wiretap, sniffing the functionality of the card reader, or connection to a magnetic read head within the card reader. The defining characteristic of an eavesdropping device is the use of the legitimate card reading functionality of the card reader to capture the customer’s card data. Providing a physical barrier, CSPTec’s solutions shield against the physical placement of the skimming device.