Security clampdown on the home PC banknote forgers
PUBLISHED June 7, 2004
Computer and software manufacturers are to be forced to introduce new security measures to make it impossible for their products to be used to copy banknotes.
The move, to be drafted into European Union legislation by the year end, follows a surge in counterfeit currency produced using laser printers, home scanners and graphics software. Imaging software and printers have become so powerful and affordable that production of fake banknotes has become a booming cottage industry.