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Magnetic card readers at EV chargers could be big security concern, researchers say

MAGGIE MILLER

Published: June 11, 2019

Publication: CNET

If you've ever swiped your card somewhere and subsequently had your owninformation swiped, you know how big of a hassle it can be. That's why some researchers are warning the growing EV community away from adding simple magnetic card readers to EV chargers.

A new report from the Digital Citizens Alliance warns against installing credit card readers at public EV charging stations. In the report, DCA claims that adding magnetic swipers "would be a step backward from a consumer security standpoint because the readers are a frequent target of criminal enterprises and individual hackers."

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