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#31 mattmatik

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 17:27

Only old ATMS eat the cards, the new ones are swipe only. However most block the card after 3 attempts.


You sure about that? My bank just upgraded their machines within the past year and they are not swipe only. The only places I've seen that are swipe only are ATM machines in shopping centers and such. Usually these are 3rd party ATMs.


#32 Draconian Guppy

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 21:59

You sure about that? My bank just upgraded their machines within the past year and they are not swipe only. The only places I've seen that are swipe only are ATM machines in shopping centers and such. Usually these are 3rd party ATMs.


Read my previous posts! that was my first post.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 22:04

Most people if they get their cookies cleared can't remember their passwords to log back into sites. Most people first chance they get use a dictionary word as their password. When ever i'm helping someone set something up I ask them for a password they would want to use. First thing they said a word out of the dictionary. I tell them...uh no ..lets add something to that. People are HORRIBLE at security.

This one highschool kid got his facebook account hacked into. I walked them through resetting his password. I asked him ... "So what was your password"... he said "Football"

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 22:35

Most of the places I see the "swipe" machines rather than the "swallow" machines are in malls, supermarkets, public places. Meaning where the likelihood of the engineer being available is low. Places you don't want your card swallowed.

#35 Raa

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 22:37

A mate of mine managed to eat TWO cards in minutes because he forgot his pin. :no:

#36 Ambroos

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 22:45

Hah, so weird, swipe cards?

I haven't seen a card being swept for at least 10 years now. Over here in Belgium everything is done with the chip and a PIN. I don't even think transactions with the magnetic strip are still possible, at least not national.

#37 nub

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 22:57

^ I have no idea what that means. Biometrics ... ?


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#38 Javik

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 23:06

Although I have always used the same pin, it has absolutely no significance to anything in my life, and would be pretty hard for anyone to guess, even if they knew me. Like everything else it's a simple matter of common sense.

#39 Brian Miller

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 23:18

Just ask John Connor, he can do it in a second...

#40 Darrian

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 23:36

Amazing! That's the same combination I have on my luggage!

#41 LaP

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 23:40

Berry says a whopping 26.83% of all passwords could be guessed by attempting just 20 combinations of four-digit numbers (see first table). "It's amazing how predictable people are," he says.


Not at all.

What is really amazing is that multi billionaire banking companies use a 4 numerical digits system as security.

#42 dead.cell

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 23:42

Well, my bank doesn't allow double digits for one. Meaning pins like 0112 or 3699 wouldn't work. I guess it's all a matter of what each bank enforces?

#43 LaP

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 23:45

Well, my bank doesn't allow double digits for one. Meaning pins like 0112 or 3699 wouldn't work. I guess it's all a matter of what each bank enforces?


People will just create password using the 4 corners or things like that.

Why not an alphanumerical keyboard and variable length passwords including caps and symbols ? Then even if someone has 123456789 as password you still have to guess how many digits were used. And you have 3 tries to guess it or the account is frozen and the owner of the card has to show in his bank to unfreeze it.

Probably makes just too much sense ... and is probably too much expensive for multi billionaire companies.

Dont blame the users. Blame the security ... or lack of.

#44 pes2013

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 23:59

Sorry but I use a common one; Make it a lot easier to remember :)

#45 2xSilverKnight

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 00:01

Not at all.

What is really amazing is that multi billionaire banking companies use a 4 numerical digits system as security.


Yes ... my father still has a 4 digit pin with CIBC.

I'm with Desjardins for over 10 years, always had a 5 digit pin.

If you give out 8 digit pin, too many people will forget.



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