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BE ADVISED: ATM cards at risk!

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http://geeks.thedailywh.at/2011/12/09/3d-printed-atm-s...

So brilliant, and yet so evil.
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Added: 6 years, 8 months ago
 
FoxiePanda
6 years, 8 months ago
Wow x_x That does make me a bit nervous.
CosmicMutt
6 years, 8 months ago
I was warned about this kind if thing.. Never paid the guy who told me about this much attention as I didn't think it was real.. Shows how stupid I am...
Klorsis
6 years, 8 months ago
There's worse things out there.  They're at the software level and pretty much impossible to catch.  It's why most banks require 2+ people to even balance an atm now.

The most amusing one was the fake atm at Hackercon.  It worked as an atm should, transfers, account balances and all that.  But when you tried to get cash, it would tell you the dispenser was empty.  Every few hours someone would stop by and "fix" it.  You'd get a couple hundred cash out of it before it ran out again.  It was in service for 3 days before someone realized there wasn't suppose to be an atm in that particular spot.
ScottyKat
6 years, 8 months ago
wow
FlynnRausch
6 years, 8 months ago
Do US banks not have chips on their cards? We have them up here in Canada. They basically make your card impossible to replicate simply using a skimmer because the magnetic stripe is only one of three parts of the authentication trifecta: something that you HAVE, something that you ARE, and something that you KNOW. In the case of a smartcard, you ARE a customer (as evidenced by your account number on the magnetic stripe); you HAVE the chip (which is unique to you and needs to be verified by an ATM); and you KNOW your pin number (which you shouldn't have written down anywhere).

If your bank isn't using chip cards yet, you should drop your bank a line and ask them when they're making the switch. Or transfer all your accounts to a bank that does. The big Canadian banks have been using smartcards for at least 5 years now.
Wolfblade
6 years, 8 months ago
Canada being ahead of America in a matter of simple common sense and efficiency? Unheard of! :O
FlynnRausch
6 years, 8 months ago
Hah, don't give us too much credit. After all, we're still electing conservatives who make it their goal to make more money at the expense of people's freedom, small business, and the environment.
Wolfblade
6 years, 8 months ago
"electing conservatives who make it their goal to make more money at the expense of people's freedom, small business, and the environment."

Ha-HA! We've totally been doing that for WAY longer than you guys! See, America IS still way ahead of Canada in some things. ^____________^
FlynnRausch
6 years, 8 months ago
We learned it from watching YOUUUUUUUU!
Coyote
6 years, 8 months ago
I had a card like that here over 5 years ago. It was the only credit card company in the US I was aware using that technology. They got bought out by a bigger CC company a while back, and the replacement cards as they expired, were replaced by non chipped ones.  No idea why its not all over. Its not expensive and the technology is there.
FlynnRausch
6 years, 8 months ago
Even from an "evil corporation" standpoint, it makes sense, especially for credit cards. Less fraudulent use of cards means less money paid out to reimburse defrauded users.
40ozhyena
6 years, 8 months ago
Whoa, that's nuts! Glad I don't have a card thingie.
SenGrisane
6 years, 8 months ago
Very clever!
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