Hacking Gift Cards

I read a recent post that detailed how to hack gift cards. The post shocked me how insecure the gift cards are. I hope the release of posts detailing how to hack gift cards will bring about a change in the security of new cards.
You go to a store that has gift cards on display check to see if the serial number is show on the back. Some cards cover the number. If the number is not covered you write down the serial number of the cards. You then check to see if the card has been activated by checking to see if the card is valid via the phone number or internet. Once you find an active card you can then purchase things online with your new gift card.

I began programming in C++ when I was in college. Odd for a business major, but hey I am a Dork. After college I got a job as System Administrator. As a System Administrator I was in charge of web administration. My journey as a PHP web developer had begun. Since that time I have gained an in depth knowledge of CSS, Javascript, XML and MySQL. With changes and advances to technology I have also began learning AJAX. I started Blue Fire Development to do freelance work in my spare time.