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 n.— «More sophisticated thieves will seek out a vendor of encoding devices, and others who sell “plastic,” or blank credit cards, and “algos,” algorithms that are needed to properly encode the magnetic strip and produce a usable card.» —“Black Market in Stolen Credit Card Data Thrives on Internet” by Tom Zeller New York Times June 21, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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