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How is an ATM secure?

I'm curious why an ATM computer is considered secure. The general adage of "If an attacker has physical access to my machine, all bets are off," seems to not apply in this circumstance (since ...
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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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How long does it take after a card is skimmed (unknowingly) at an ATM for the thief to be able to steal cash from the account?

My 21-year-old college sophomore daughter's SECU checking account debit card was skimmed 2 weeks ago at an ATM. She realized it the next day when she tried to use her debit card for a gas purchase. ...
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If an ATM is stolen, how easy can the personal information of the users be recovered?

ATMs get occasionally stolen. How easy would be for the thiefs to retieve the PINs and other information of the users that have previously used the ATM? Is there a periodic wipe of all ...
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How is the widespread design of ATM rooms more secure? [closed]

Widespread ATM room designs are such that the machine faces the door which is less secure as compared to a situation wherein I face the door when using the ATM.