Friday, July 30, 2010
If you have the talent - you don't have to work like a dog.. Computer hackers nowadays can even force money out of ATM Machine, quite easily..
Easy money hah???
Barnaby Jack, director of security testing at Seattle-based IOActive, demonstrated how to hack an ATM machine.
He did that at the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas, forcing the machine to spew out its cash.
"I hope to change the way people look at devices that from the outside are seemingly impenetrable," said Jack, a New Zealand native who lives in the San Jose area.
One vulnerability he demonstrated even allows a hacker to connect to the cash point through a telephone modem and, without knowing a password, instantly force it to disgorge its entire supply of cash. Godness me!!!
Jack said he bought the pair of stand-alone ATMs — one manufactured by Tranax Technologies and the other by Triton — over the internet and then spent years poring over the code.
The vulnerabilities and programming errors he unearthed during that process, Jack said, let him gain complete access to those machines and learn techniques that can be used to open the built-in safes of many others made by the same companies.
Hmmm... easy money hah???