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Re: This is the worst of all possible worlds





On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 7:53 AM, Not Real <theborland1 AT gmail.com> wrote:
These tools are making their way around. A few weeks ago I got offered to make a free 100 usd outside a walmart. Open an account, get it to retrieve money, then they would "cause an error in the machine", and have it spit all the money.

As far as I know they only targeted Bank of America, might be something particular with those machines.

On Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 11:59 AM, Ryan Carboni <ryacko AT gmail.com> wrote:
For some unknown reason, ATMs are not mandated to have military-grade cybersecurity.
Since apparently rogue technicians can access them and have them release all their cash.
I live in the worst of all possible imaginable worlds, at least if decent things were denied to people because they didn't exist or because they were too poor, that would be one thing.
It's another if banks don't care about their own money.


Nothing can be said that is new. Only the actions taken.

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/08/18/atm_purchase/

Four out of five cash machines still run Win XP or Win XP Embedded.