(Mis)Uses of Technology

by Mike Masnick

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atm, malware, security


Turns Out Diebold's ATMs Insecure As Well; Scammers Install Malware

from the what-a-surprise dept

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?

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  1. identicon
    Diebold does suck..., 11 Mar 2010 @ 10:34am

    If they didn't have issues...then why did they develop this?

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