Citibank ATM breach reveals PIN security problemsSubmitted by northstar on Tue, 07/01/2008 - 17:27
Hackers are targeting the ATM system's infrastructure, which is increasingly built on Microsoft Corp.'s Windows operating system and allows machines to be remotely diagnosed and repaired over the Internet. And despite industry standards that call for protecting PINs with strong encryption -- which means encoding them to cloak them to outsiders -- some ATM operators apparently aren't properly doing that. The PINs seem to be leaking while in transit between the automated teller machines and the computers that process the transactions.
More at: http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/080701/tec_atm_breach.html?.v=5
Windows is great for the consumer, but this is absolutely rediculous. WTF are they doing remote administration of these ATM machines? Unbelieveably stupid if you ask me.
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