Questions tagged [atm]

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

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Why does ATMs have a green plastic thing in front of card reader?

To me this looks suspicious, it looks easy to hide a skimming device here. A slot flush to the front would be safer, in my opinion.
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What is the risk of reusing the ATM Pin elsewhere when they tie to EMV cards?

What is the risk in the following scenario: A bank wants to use an ATM pin (debit card and/or credit card) as an additional form of authentication after the customer logs in to her online/mobile ...
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Should a skimming victim automatically contact the police as well as his financial institution? [closed]

I'm concerned about the appropriateness of my response to the following incident: My debit card was skimmed. The skimming was discovered when we saw nine debit card transactions that we hadn't ...
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What info this EMV chip “skimmer” was actually capturing?

Reading a security blog I found an article about an EMV skimmer designed to be inserted into the ATM's chip card slot. What info was this device actually capture? As far as I know there's definitely ...
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Shimmers inside chip and pin devices

Recently shimmers made a lot of noise in the news and became popular to be installed in ATMs as they are very small. Can they be installed inside chip and pin devices? Or where else can they be ...
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“1234 1234 XXXX 1234” in a statement from an ATM

I got a statement from an ATM after I withdrew money where my card number was encoded like this: 1234 1234 XXXX 1234 where 1234 -- the real digits of my card. Since there're only 4 digits hidden, ...
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ATM skimming and magnetic strip cloning

How does a thief know whether an ATM is EMV enabled or not?
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ATM skimming and cloning

Is it possible for a skimmer to copy the magnetic strip of a smart card (smart card contains microchip and magnetic strip) and clone the card only using the magnetic strip and use that at an ATM to ...
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Is it safe to give credit card information by email?

I had hired a shipping company and now they want me to send my Visa Card information by email to pay them. The method of payment was never discussed prior to them shipping my boxes. They did a good ...
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Why do some ATMs not require a PIN when depositing money? [closed]

Some ATMs allow depositing money on an account, without prompting for a PIN number. This is probably a convenience to users, but I believe it is also a basic breach in security. The tradeoff between ...
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Is it necessary to protect ATM pins against malware that has no access to the physical card? [closed]

I understand that various types of malware attempt to steal ATM pins . Presumably the attackers have no access to the physical card, so what can they do with the pin? In this case, is it needed to ...
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What do I do when an ATM freezes [closed]

I was using an ATM at Walmart when it froze on me. My pin number was in the machine, the account opened. I could not get the machine to cancel, or release my account. I was stuck standing at the ...
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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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Pentesting an ATM OS upgraded from Windows XP to Windows 7

How to approach penetration testing of a ATM OS that was upgraded from Windows XP to Windows 7? From what I gather, the testing flow should be as follows: Architectural Review Pentesting OS and ...
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Contactless session on ATM?

I'm currently reading about an access control and saw something interesting about smartcard contact & contactless. From what I understood from the book, smartcard contact is like an ATM Card. ...
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Anti Skimmer and Anti fraud? [closed]

Would you please tell me what is the difference between Anti-skimmer and Anti-fraud in ATMs?
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How ATM Surveillance Camera works? [closed]

I would like to know how the ATM pin hole camera works.Whether the pin hole camera works only once the card is inserted in ATM or during the cash withdrawal or it works always?
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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 ...
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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.
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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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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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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 records/logs/...
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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 ...