Foiling Theft

New technology will soon join the fight against credit card theft thanks to an invention by UNT's Cyber Forensics Technology Lab, headed by Scott Belshaw, an associate professor in the Department of Criminal Justice. Belshaw developed the patent-pending skimmer technology with Michael Saylor, president of Cyber Defense Labs.

The team, which includes a group of Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science students at UNT, developed a design for a small, handheld wand that can detect illicit Bluetooth signals and warn users of a skimmer device in gas pumps, ATMs and other machines that take credit cards.

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