Fooling around with barcodes

December 5th, 2005

Attacks on a system designed for convenience that later becomes a security feature are easy!

A Colorado University student was arrested for a barcode scam after trying to buy an iPod for $4.99 (with a fake barcode) at a Colorado Target store. Apparently the scam was successful once and he came back a second time. Basically he used a barcode printing program to duplicate the barcode for a cheap item, then pasted the “new improved” barcode over the legitimate one.

Avery J. Parker

I bet that trick's been done millions of times ...

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