Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Details: The Most Notorious Counterfeiter

Details has Albert Talton's story online - he produced over 7 million dollars in counterfeit bills using commodity hardware. An interesting story, and a great lesson about how even the Secret Service can have problems finding counterfeiters, and how easily some of our currency protections can be avoided. Talton's process was ingenious, if flawed - he used the same scan for every bill, making them easier to identify. In the end, a series of mistakes, including those made by those he recruited to help him resulted in his capture.

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