June 6th, 2002, 05:16 PM
new atm machines
Most cash machines today run on International Business Machinesí aging OS/2 operating platform, which banks say is expensive to operate and to program. However, IBM isnít selling OS/2 to new customers, and many banks already are switching to the more flexible Microsoft NT operating system.
** taken from http://www.msnbc.com/news/762735.asp?0dm=T12NT
can ATM machines be hacked in a similar manner as a computer? nearly everyone seems to complain about microsoft operating systems so wouldn't this make them less secure?
June 6th, 2002, 05:24 PM
wouldnt be the first time a ATM machine has been hacked or glitched
i wouldnt worry 2 much about it though, we always have our trusting FBI
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June 7th, 2002, 01:16 AM
June 7th, 2002, 01:20 AM
Well as long has ATMs don't have floppy drives!
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June 7th, 2002, 01:21 AM
Most of the ATM's around here have a videocam running 24/7. Probably works better for the crimebusters than trying to trace an IP involved in an online caper.
June 7th, 2002, 01:23 AM
I am sure that all the vunerabilities that come packaged with NT will be availible on atms as well. It is a sad day for the banking industry.
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June 7th, 2002, 03:09 AM
Best and latest ATM scam was around here and foubd out. They covered the camera and then set up a phony card reader was used to collect numbers and cards, a small video camera was hidden also to see the keypad. Don't recall the details more or less phoney ATM set up to steal card and pin numbers. Like I said did not work for very long and they lost some nice equipment to boot.
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