Automated Teller Machine (ATM), also known as a cash machine, cashpoint, or "hole in the wall".

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Detecting skimmers and other ATM traps

This question has been bothering me ever since I first heard of ATM skimmers: Instances of skimming have been reported where the perpetrator has put a device over the card slot* of an ATM ...
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Is it safe to reveal information about the OS and the software you use?

As in what OS you use, it's version .. etc. Every time I go to the bank and I get greeted with the ATM in the following photo, this question comes to my mind.. Oh and it's still Windows XP till last ...
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A second bank card arrived with the same PIN

I recently applied for a second credit card for my partner to use on my account and was surprised when her preset PIN number turned out to be the same as mine. Coming from a development background I ...
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Why do ATMs accept any PIN?

The other day I tried to withdraw some cash from an ATM in a hurry and punched in a wrong pin. I realized that only when I hit the "ok" button, but to my surprise the ATM did not complain. It showed ...