In other words, this article is based on an idea that amounts to ignorant nonsense.
Restrict blood flow to their finger tips
Shoot the ends up with cocaine
Shave off the fingerprints with a knife
Voila, no more prints.
The writer understands anything. IT IS GOOD THAT CRIMINALS DO NOT PLACE A HIGH VALUE ON OUR CREDIT CARD INFORMATION. That basically means that the info is not all that dangerous. It means criminals are afraid of getting caught if they use it, so why spend all that much for it. If the criminals were sure they could get away with it and all they needed was the info, that information would go for a lot higher.
This is not true, and a very silly conclusion.
In reality, credit cards are worth very little, because they are a dime a dozen (pun intended). Furthermore, the amount of profit that can be gained from a credit card number is very small compared to the amount of profit gained, by say...a World Of Warcraft account, or an SSN for actual identity fraud.
Why would you take a $2,000 credit line on a card, when you can take a $100,000 mortgage in someone else name?
In the future, please remember: "A conclusion is the place where you stopped thinking."
[A computer is] like an Old Testament god, with a lot of rules and no mercy. -- Joseph Campbell