Most ATMs Are Still Running Windows XP--Which Is About to Die Off

The last ATM you used probably didn't feel very cutting-edge compared to your smartphone. That's because it's probably running Windows XP, an operating system so old, Microsoft will stop supporting it in April. » 1/17/14 10:26am 1/17/14 10:26am

Beware This Simple But Incredibly Effective Point-of-Sale Skimmer

Card skimmers are getting way more common, to the point that they've even started appearing on point-of-sale card machines. And, boy, if this thing is anything to go by, they're getting better and better. » 12/03/13 7:20am 12/03/13 7:20am

An Imprisoned Hacker Invented an ATM Attachment That Stops Skimmers

Valentin Boanta has a lot of free time on his hands—five years worth, to be exact. That's because Boanta is currently serving a prison sentence for, according to Reuters, "supplying gadgets to an organized crime gang used to conceal ATM skimmers." So with all that time to think about what he's done, the apparently… » 5/17/13 1:20pm 5/17/13 1:20pm

Wow, Watch This ATM Machine Get Blown to Bits and Pieces By Genius…

If you're looking to steal money from an ATM, what do you do? Try to wheel it to your house and smash it until it opens? Continually rob people who try to take money out of the machine? Hmm, what about just blowing the freaking ATM up to smithereens with explosives. That's what these thieves did. The explosion was… » 4/02/13 11:00pm 4/02/13 11:00pm

ATM Skimming Is Now Prolific on Payment Terminals and Ticket Machines

ATM skimming has become an art in recent years, with the devices that crooks use becoming ever more sophisticated. But fraudsters are broadening their reach, with payment terminals and ticket machines now just as much targets as ATMs. » 4/01/13 7:48am 4/01/13 7:48am

This Skimmer Is Why You Should Be Nervous at ATMs

There have been plenty of attempts to make ATM skimmers look realisticincluding 3D printing—but this is perhaps the best yet. Reported by Krebs on Security, you would have to be an expert to spot it. » 4/25/12 5:03am 4/25/12 5:03am

Safe, Smart, and... Fun? The Surprising Science of ATMs

Using an automated teller machine is inherently risky. You stand there, your back turned, signaling to everyone around that you're about to have a wad of twenties in your pocket. If you're lucky, there's a security guard on duty. But usually it's just you and whoever is lurking in that little convex mirror. » 3/22/12 2:00pm 3/22/12 2:00pm

ATM in India Uses the Power of the Sun to Dispense Clean Water

If you had a cup of coffee, or glass of water this morning, consider yourself lucky. One in eight people on this planet have limited or no access to clean drinking water. In rural India an organization known as Piramal Water Private Limited hopes to bring that number down with a solar-powered ATM that dispenses clean… » 9/23/11 2:40pm 9/23/11 2:40pm