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ATMs In China Circulate Fake Money

07/25/2013, China might be known as the world’s supermarket to some, and while their quality control has improved by leaps and bounds over the years, there are still kinks in their manufacturing process that pushes them to the forefront with undesirable news...

Fingerprint ATMs Are More Secure Now

02/26/2013, Ah, the almighty ATM machine is a firm favorite of mine, as it will hold your surplus of cash, and can be “summoned”, as it were, as and when required. It used to be an ATM card with a magnetic stripe at the back that held your personal information,...

Thin ATM skimmers fit into credit card insertion slot

07/24/2012, The police force in an unidentified European nation have successfully discovered and retrieved extremely thin ATM skimmers. Just how thin? We are talking about wafer-thin here, being so small that they are more than capable of fitting right into the...

ATM scans palm as security measure

04/12/2012, Before we became so dependent on technology, remembering a password was easy, especially when it is just a 6-digit PIN code. However, times have changed, and with so many passwords and PIN numbers to memorize these days, things can get a wee bit...

Cupcake ATM dispenses sugary goodness

03/01/2012, We are more or less conditioned that ATMs should dispense money, but considering how the world now has vending machines that offer fresh fish as well as eggs, it is not too far fetched to think that an ATM can dispense cupcakes, too. Yes, you heard me...

Haptic code entry to replace PIN codes at ATMs?

12/13/2011, One of the drawbacks of using the ATM to withdraw money is the lack of security – people can easily watch you enter your PIN code if they stand next to you or to your side. Well, some folks over at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology...

3D printers used to make ATM skimmers

12/09/2011, While 3D printers can be used to create all sorts of objects, it would only be a matter of time before criminals started using it for malicious intent. And well, it looks like it has already begun. A sophisticated card skimmer that was believed to be...

Thermal imaging cameras help steal PIN numbers

08/18/2011, According to a team of researchers from the University of California at San Diego, they realized that there is one rather interesting – and unorthodox manner of finding out the PIN number at the ATM, thanks to the use of thermal imaging cameras. Yes...

ATM equipped with more brains now

06/10/2011, The standard ATM machine isn’t exactly smart – after all, it requires you to input the relevant PIN number and is more of a passive player than an active element. Nice to know that us humans are never happy or satisfied with where we are,...

Lego ATM Brick Bank

04/19/2010, There’s something special about Lego that makes us all love it, and the creation of the Lego NXT Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) hasn’t changed our love for Lego one bit. It’s always amazing to see what kind of things folks can come up...

ATM Dispenses Pepper Spray

07/27/2009, It is time to hit back – at least that’s what banks in South Africa are doing, having recorded over 500 instances of bombing at ATMs last year, prompting them to come up with ATMs that are able to dispense with pepper sprays whenever...