​Traveling With Two-Factor: How To Access Your Accounts Abroad

With massive security hacks now coming on what feels like a weekly basis, two-factor authentication has become a modern necessity. But, leave the country and getting that access code can become a lot more difficult than just waiting for a text. Here's what you need to know and do before your next trip. » 1/06/15 2:16pm 1/06/15 2:16pm

Holy wow, you can actually swim like Scrooge McDuck in this bank vault

People of Earth, dreamers of the universe and possible alien organisms of the beyond: you can swim like Scrooge McDuck in a Swiss bank vault in real life. Like, literally swim in money. This is incredible. A bank safe swimming pool filled with 8 million Swiss coins is being auctioned off to the highest bidder who… » 12/11/13 7:24pm 12/11/13 7:24pm

Terrorist Caught Trying to Blow Up the New York's Federal Reserve Bank

This guy is Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, a 21-year-old Bangladeshi student who traveled to the United States with the intention of carrying out a major terrorist attack. He wanted to blow up this building, 33 Liberty Street, the home of the Federal Reserve Bank located in the heart of the New York City's… » 10/17/12 7:51pm 10/17/12 7:51pm

Mathematical Proof That Crime Doesn't Pay

If you're struggling for cash, maybe the idea of robbing a bank has idly entered your mind. Don't do it! Because a new study by a team of economists shows that it doesn't make any financial sense whatsoever. » 6/12/12 6:35am 6/12/12 6:35am

Confirmed: Up to 1.5 Million Credit Cards Compromised in Massive Hack

Following rumors over the weekend, Global Payments—a massive international credit-card processor—has confirmed that it suffered a massive security breach. Hackers managed to acquire customer information from up to 1.5 million accounts across North America. As far as we know, every major credit card provider is… » 4/02/12 3:51am 4/02/12 3:51am

Bank Robber Caught While Heading Back Into Bank to Withdraw Taxi Fare

Some people are so stupid they deserve to be arrested. Like an accused bank robber from Atlanta, Georgia, whose failed bank robbery saw him head out to his getaway taxi—only to realize he didn't have any money for the fare and return to the bank to take out some cash. » 3/01/12 3:45am 3/01/12 3:45am

The New Vault That Guards Coca-Cola's Secret Formula

Take a look at the new steel door that is now protecting one of the world's closest-guarded secrets, perhaps only second to Elvis Presley's current secret identity and location. It's the Coca-Cola vault, the new centerpiece of the World of Coca-Cola museum in downtown Atlanta. » 12/09/11 5:03pm 12/09/11 5:03pm

Stealing ATM PIN Numbers Using a Thermal Camera Is Too Freaking Easy

I can't believe criminals haven't jumped onto thermal cameras because they're apparently BOSS at stealing your ATM PIN number. Not only can they figure out the set of numbers in a pin but sometimes they can even tell the order too. Scary. » 8/17/11 6:20pm 8/17/11 6:20pm

Bank Not Responsible for Letting Hackers Steal $300K From Customer

A judge in Maine has ruled that a bank that allowed hackers to steal more than $300,000 from a customer's online account isn't responsible for the lost money, saying the customer should have done more to protect the account credentials. » 6/09/11 10:00am 6/09/11 10:00am

Determined Bank Robber Proves That "Bulletproof" Doesn't Mean…

Let's say you really, really need to rob a bank, like in under four minutes. But there's all this pesky bulletproof glass between you and the terrified tellers! If you can relate, take a tip from this industrious Chinese bank robber, who understands that "bulletproof" glass doesn't mean you can't axe the bejeezus… » 2/28/11 9:40am 2/28/11 9:40am

A Baby Was Trapped Inside a Time-Locked Bank Vault By Herself

In Georgia, a 14-month-old toddler wandered away from her mother inside a bank. Crazy, I know. What's even crazier is that the baby managed to walk inside an open bank vault that locked as the bank closed (and wouldn't open again until the bank opened). After cameras spotted the baby on security cameras inside the… » 2/26/11 5:00pm 2/26/11 5:00pm

Drop Coins Into a Canon Piggy Bank to Save Up For the Real Thing

This is a cute way to save up for your first DSLR. Whether you want a Canon, Nikon or Olympus, drop those hard-earned coins into the DSLR piggy bank, which costs $30. [Gadget4all via RocknTech via OhGizmo] » 12/29/10 7:40am 12/29/10 7:40am

Counterfeiters Will Be Out Of a Job if Banknotes Go Electronic

Nevermind that banknotes are less than a millimeter thick, they're soon going to be stamped with electronic circuits for yet another anti-counterfeit measure. The notes will be traceable thanks to the semiconducting organic molecules, potentially putting a stop to bank-heists. » 12/22/10 11:40am 12/22/10 11:40am

How Do You Know When You're Poor? When Your Wallet Doesn't Open

I adore this MIT project, which aims to make spending easier—or harder. Affixed with a Bluetooth module, the wallet connects to a cellphone and the user's online banking, so it expands when rich and deflates when poor. » 12/07/10 3:40am 12/07/10 3:40am

How Am I Supposed to Land My Helicopter On This Bank Roof, Eh?

When a "V" this large is beamed into the sky, questions must be asked. I don't think the Vietnamese bank VietinBank is on a vendetta, however—unless the "situation" between the north and south is worse than I thought. » 10/25/10 5:20am 10/25/10 5:20am

Chase Bank Customers Can Deposit Checks Using an iPhone App

Yeah I know, checks—antiquated money-form. I closed a bank account recently, and they sent me a check with the remaining balance—but £2.16 just doesn't seem worth the effort involved. If I banked with Chase, though... » 7/02/10 3:34am 7/02/10 3:34am

Trick Yourself Into Saving Money With the Spend/Save Coin Bank

This is clever: a coin bank that will randomly place your change into one of two compartments, spend or save. That way, you'll have only the bank to blame when you don't have enough money for rent. [TaylorGifts via BoJ] » 10/26/09 4:20pm 10/26/09 4:20pm

Bank Lets Customers Deposit Checks With iPhone Photos

Great ideas tend to make so much sense that you wonder why they took so long. Here's another: USAA, a privately held bank/insurance company, is updating its iPhone app to let customers snap both sides of a check for deposits. » 8/10/09 7:55am 8/10/09 7:55am

Credit Card Piggy Bank Robs You of Smashing Satisfaction

A credit card piggy bank would be no fun at all. Where is the joy in sticking a credit card into pig's back when you can't smash it later on to blow your earnings on some frivolous item? Besides, using a credit card or debit card to wirelessly add money into a savings account does not make sense. However, some greedy… » 2/26/08 7:55pm 2/26/08 7:55pm