20 November 2006

Hole-in-wall thief used MP3 player

Interesting story about how a person were able to record details sent between an ATM machine and the bank using an MP3 player as storage device.

Hole-in-wall thief used MP3 player (Times Online)
A FRAUDSTER outwitted sophisticated banking security systems by using an ordinary MP3 music player to bug cash machines and steal customers̢۪ credit card secrets.

I guess the politicians, the banks, lobbyists and whoever create laws nowadays will sit down and study the problem...

... and come up with some new mandatory DRM-like systems to be incorporated in all MP3 players to avoid that they are being used for such purposes. And perhaps forbid MP3 players onboard planes, just in case.