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ID Theft and Police Scanners

Posted by David Maynor, Dec 30, 2008 03:58 PM

When asked why he robbed banks, the flamboyant criminal Willie Sutton answered, “Because that’s where the money is.” That’s the perfect example of how the principle of Occam’s razor applies to crime: the simplest solution to a problem is often the best one. With the economic downturn, high unemployment rates, and the booming business of identity fraud, would-be criminals are on the lookout for easy methods to get access to personal information. And we stumbled across one such way during a recent penetration test involving eavesdropping on police traffic stops.
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