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Gang Used 3D Printers for ATM Skimmers @ Krebs on Security.

An ATM skimmer gang stole more than $400,000 using skimming devices built with the help of high-tech 3D printers, federal prosecutors say…

…Apparently, word is spreading in the cybercrime underworld that 3D printers produce flawless skimmer devices with exacting precision. Last year, i-materialise blogged about receiving a client’s order for building a card skimmer. The company said it denied the request when it became clear the ordered product was a fraud device.

As 3D printers become net connected and commercial versions of the 3D printing software get pressure from lawmakers, we actually may see the 3D printing software detect “dangerous” shapes, logos and more. Just like PhotoShop will not allow scans of money. 3D printing service companies may be asked to review what their customers are sending off…

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.

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