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December 11, 2008  5:27 PM

More on ATMs – The Daily Store Owner Log



Posted by: Arian Eigen Heald
Automatic Theft Machines, DataManagement, Hardware & InfoSec, Identity theft, Security Devices, Stupid Technology

Did you know that a store that puts in an ATM for customer use also provides a daily log of transactions to the owner? The log includes the Bank name, last four numbers of the account, the customer name, and the transaction. So if I do an account balance request, that comes up in the log. ...

June 26, 2008  1:10 AM

Hack My Coffee – Please



Posted by: Arian Eigen Heald
Hardware & InfoSec, Security, Start Laughing Now, Stupid Technology, Tearing My Hair Out

From Craig Wright comes this riveting post: I have a Jura F90 Coffee maker with the Jura Internet Connection Kit. The idea is to: "Enable the Jura Impressa F90 to communicate with the Internet, via a...


June 17, 2008  1:00 PM

Losing My Identity At the Drugstore Instant Photo Machine



Posted by: Arian Eigen Heald
Data Breaches, Identity theft, Security, Stupid Technology, Tearing My Hair Out

A few days ago I went with my partner to the local drugstore (all the big chains have these machines) to print out a jpeg to send with a card for Father's Day. The picture was on a thumb drive for easy transport, and I was along to provide technical support (I try to at least appear...


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