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8 comments for “Do You Trust ATMs?

  1. avatar
    June 10, 2014 at 12:20 am

    “hack”

  2. avatar
    June 10, 2014 at 12:21 am

    Yes. That’s why they put it in quotes like that. The article makes it clear that they didn’t have to do anything.

  3. avatar
    June 10, 2014 at 1:07 am

    awesome. they didn’t steal anything. these kids have just super-sized their resumes.

  4. avatar
    June 10, 2014 at 1:09 am

    Why do I think that in the US we would’ve sent them to gitmo instead of writing them a note for being late to school?

  5. avatar
    June 10, 2014 at 1:17 am

    Harper’s Canada is trying hard to follow the US lead on that; in a couple years, he’d sic the RCMP on them.

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    June 10, 2014 at 3:30 am

    Um. The “link” in that article about software skimming is just a search for the tag “atm”. I did not find a single article about software skimming. This article does not say anything about how users could be affected, if at all.

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    June 10, 2014 at 4:21 am

    “Hack” doesn’t mean “use some super secret security wizardry”. It means “use something in a way it wasn’t meant to be used especially if using low-level or secret interfaces”. They hacked the ATM. Heck, famous computer hacker Kevin Mitnick’s best skill was being able to convince people to give him copies of documentation which wasn’t supposed to be publicly released.

  8. avatar
    June 10, 2014 at 11:43 am

    In high school (1992) I accidentally discovered that a good 50% of the ATMs in my hometown accepted “0000” as your pin, regardless of what your actual pin was.

    I reported that to my bank, and within a week it had been fixed… To “9999”

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