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Kaspersky Lab experts discover why it’s so easy to make an ATM obey hacker commands

Kaspersky Lab experts discover why it’s so easy to make an ATM obey hacker commands
Written by TechBug

Almost any ATM in the world could be illegally accessed and jackpotted with or without the help of malware. According to research conducted by Kaspersky Lab experts, this is because of the widespread use of outdated and insecure software, mistakes in network configuration and a lack of physical security for critical parts of the ATM.

For many years, the biggest threat to the customers and owners of ATMs were skimmers – special devices attached to an ATM in order to steal data from bank card magstripes. However, as malicious techniques have evolved, ATMs have been exposed to more danger.

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