Samy Kamkar, the security researcher known for the MySpace Worm and his combination lock cracking skills (using an online calculator), is back—and this time, he’s after your credit cards!

Well, not really, but his latest project, dubbed MagSpoof, can spoof any magnetic stripe or credit card, enabling a device to wirelessly send a signal to traditional credit card readers without needing NFC or RFID, à la Samsung Pay. Furthermore, the project is easy to build using basic electronics and his custom code.

Once built, MagSpoof can function as a traditional credit card (or hotel room key… more


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