This code can hack nearly every credit card machine in the country

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by Minimalist, Apr 30, 2015.

  1. Minimalist

    Minimalist Registered Member

    Jan 6, 2014
  2. quietman

    quietman Registered Member

    Dec 27, 2014
    Earth .... occasionally
    Hmm ..... it's the same old story , yet again ..... factory default passwords left unchanged ...
    .... in this case by thousands of retailers .... or maybe millions !

    And once more , it's disturbing to read , but not really that surprising.

    I take a great deal of care with my plastic.
    If I'm at an ATM , I'm looking out for skimmers , cameras in a fake plastic shell above the keypad etc. etc.

    There's a good article on this topic , here at krebsonsecurity

    In restaurants and stores , I don't let my plastic out of my sight ....

    .... but all of that now seems a little pointless if the merchant's terminal is completely and utterly unsecured.

    On a more sinister note , I read this some time ago :-

    ATM hacker died

    Perhaps that should read :- ATM hacker " died "