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

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