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Amazon bans Flipper Zero

Apr 14, 2023

Categorizes the hacker tool as a card skimmer

In a surprising move, has decided to ban the Flipper Zero from its platform, citing concerns that the multi-tool device is being used as a card skimmer. And this is why we can’t have nice things.

This is Katy Craig in San Diego, California.

While the Flipper Zero is undoubtedly a powerful tool, designed for hackers, tinkerers, and security researchers alike, it's disappointing to see such a valuable educational tool being labeled as a threat.

The Flipper Zero was created to teach users about communications protocols and security vulnerabilities in a fun, hands-on manner. It's a shame that a few bad actors have tainted the reputation of this innovative device, ultimately leading to Amazon's decision to remove it from their platform.

It's disheartening to see tools that can be used for good being banned because of the actions of a few bad actors. We must continue to push for education and awareness around responsible and ethical hacking practices, ensuring that the security community can continue to grow and contribute positively to society.

This is Katy Craig. Stay safe out there!

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