Clone a Cassette

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    15 Discussions

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    Jeph Diel
    Jeph Diel

    5 years ago

    thats very interesting, also you may not want to show everyone your credit card number in that mac screenshot. Just a friendly reminder.

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    junits15
    junits15

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    He's only showing a tiny portion of it, look at the scroll bar on the bottom, the data goes on for a long time

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    Flenters
    Flenters

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Not going to work with our cards, we have chip and pin cards.

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    ZaneEricB
    ZaneEricB

    5 years ago on Introduction

    no... frickin... way....Seriously!!! This is scarry and awesome all at the same time!

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    Ysabeau
    Ysabeau

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Just impossible with the smart cards we have here!

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    W1LL7
    W1LL7

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    I see your from France. Yes, Europe has much better credit card security then in America

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    Chris Logan
    Chris Logan

    5 years ago

    This is either a prank or a terrifying reality.

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    W1LL7
    W1LL7

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    I don't think coping the card with a boombox is the terrifying part, because someone has to physically swipe the card to copy it. There are already pocket sized card skimmers that waitresses, waiters, or anyone could use to clone cards for years.

    I think the 60's technology is scary. I'm much more concerned with the fact that the credit cards store static information, and that it is way to easy for hackers to use the card info that they stole from "Big Box Store A" to write copies of cards.

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    DangerPlate
    DangerPlate

    5 years ago

    That is a really beautiful boom box you got there! And yes, this looks almost too easy, will not try however, you are probably right about that watch list.

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    W1LL7
    W1LL7

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Ya its a great boombox. I have 2 I found on curbs that worked great. I don't know why they were tossed. I'm sure that boombox will last longer than any ipod.

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    24Eng
    24Eng

    5 years ago

    That's really cool about seeing your card data with Audacity. Some cards use up to three tracks and the Square reader only reads one, I believe. How finicky is it to adhere the cassette ribbon to a new card?

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    W1LL7
    W1LL7

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Using tape to hold it to the card works, it took several tries to put the ribbon in the right spot. I have not found a better way to attach the ribbon to the card, but if you wanted something that worked well I would start with credit card writer instead of a cassette tape.

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    bergerab
    bergerab

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Wow. That was too easy. Kinda scary. Anyway great project and excellent documentation!

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    W1LL7
    W1LL7

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Ya, I never really knew how the cards worked. Then the President Obama gave that speech on chip-and-pin security. I looked into it and credit card companies have a lot of work ahead of them to start upgrading there security, hopefully to somthing better then chip-and-pin.