Suddenly, the automated teller machine isn't so dull anymore.Hackers from Australia managed to install and run the first-person shooter video game "Doom" on ATM machines, posting the results of their work on YouTube.
They were able to hack machines of NCR Personas that run a version of Microsoft's Windows operating system.In the video, they showed how they used an i-Pac controller to map the ATM's side buttons and PIN pad.Another video showed how they managed to tweak the ATM so that its side buttons can select the weapons in "Doom."
An article on HackADay.com noted many modern ATMs run Windows, "so one would assume it shouldn’t be too difficult to get an older game like DOOM running on the hardware.""It stands to reason then that this particular model of ATM does run on Windows XP, but that [YouTube user Aussie50] may have had to install MS-DOS emulation software such as DOSBOX as well," it said."This also gets us thinking about other possibilities of gaming on ATM hardware. Can you configure the game to require a deposit before being able to play? Can you configure it to dispense cash if you beat the high score? What if you modified the multiplayer deathmatch mode so all players must pay an entry fee and the winner takes all? What creative ideas can you come up with for gaming on ATM hardware?" it added. — Joel Locsin/JST, GMA News