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
    EU - Slovenia
  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 "