Diebold is pretty well known for being in two separate, though similar, businesses: ATMs and e-voting machines. Its e-voting machines have always had a terrible reputation, with security flaws and bugs galore (the company recently has tried to hide from all the negative publicity by renaming the e-voting division as Premier Election Solutions). However, many people kept asking how the company could get so many things so wrong when it came to e-voting, but still get its ATMs working properly. Of course, as has been noted in the past, the way ATMs work is quite different
, and mistakes are likely to be spotted quickly.
However, it's now coming out that Diebold's ATMs also
have security problems. Slashdot
alerts us to the news that Diebold has issued a patch after discovering that some scammers have been able to install "card sniffing" software on a variety of Diebold ATMs
allowing the scammers to get all your card details. Is that Premier Banking Solutions I hear knocking?