hacking ATMs

Discussion in 'Computer Science & Culture' started by leopold, Jun 17, 2014.

  1. leopold Valued Senior Member

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  3. Kittamaru Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. Adieu, Sciforums. Valued Senior Member

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    The login was probably Admin with a password of Password or something else equally stupid... *shakes head sadly*

    People outside of "the circle" don't seem to understand what makes a good password good...
     
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  5. Stryder Keeper of "good" ideas. Valued Senior Member

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    I doubt it was even that sophisticated, it was probably a 4 digit number (a bit like a card pin) and probably the default installation one. I don't know if they would even gone to the trouble of logging attempted entries or blocking if too many attempts had been made since it was probably using an old firmware. (How often do you think ATM's are "updated"?)

    There should be frequent changes to passwords on such systems re-rolled as a mandate, with firmware patches as well, however ATM's are probably programmed similarly to how OpenSSL was originally managed.
     
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  7. Kittamaru Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. Adieu, Sciforums. Valued Senior Member

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    Most ATM's I've seen, when they fail, revert to either a BSoD or Windows XP splash screen... which honestly, scares the piss out of me... several thousand dollars (physical currency) and hundreds of millions of dollars, protected by a now-defunct, no longer updated, major-release OS... seriously?
     
  8. heytogi Registered Member

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    it could've been an inside job, someone that knows someone and so on, so on....!
    Usually you dont need to look too far or be too complicated. Just a suggestion.
     
  9. Andrus Registered Member

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    Same here. Makes me wonder, why banks employ people who achieve this situation?
     
  10. nghia_dtvt5 Registered Member

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    Hacking ATM,it's dangerous
     

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