WOW! I never knew individuals could buy ATM machines?! This should be a wake up call to the banks, but they haven't responded, yet!?! What other items can individuals buy, find weaknesses, then do bad things?
Is the bad economy pushing Hackers to resort to high tech crimes? What if terrorists got a hold of these exploits and/or something worse? Should we worry? Please share your thoughts.
Yahoo! article > ***Bunker-busting ATM attacks show security holes***
Cracking the vault: ATMs spill their guts in new computer attacks
Barnaby Jack demonstrates an attack on two automated teller machines during the Black Hat technology conference in Las Vegas on Wednesday, July 28, 2010. The attacks demonstrated Wednesday targeted standalone ATMs. But they could potentially be used against the ATMs operated by mainstream banks. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
Answer by AppleHack23 · Dec 06, 2010 at 06:51 PM
A better question would be, "Do you think banks should hire developers to make their own unique operating system?". I think they should do that, if they were to create their own unreleased OS, hackers would not be able to infiltrate the system because they would have no experience with it. They would not know of the vulnerabilities or anything.
Answer by trueb · Jul 29, 2010 at 05:27 AM
banks do, most places that need high security do... when u think about it, who better to hire than the man who used the systems before? obviously it poses some security risk (what if this guy is not "reformed" after all?)
Answer by sammyjtek · Jul 29, 2010 at 05:09 AM
Yeah, knowing all the damage to banks viruses can do, I would. I would hope these paid/white hat hackers didn't use their job to get money, unless that of course was their pay? The better they hacked the more they got paid, directly though hacking.
Answer by ageekmom · Jul 29, 2010 at 02:44 PM
Banks and corporations already employ systems and information security experts. Some even have "honey pots" -- systems that exist solely to lure hackers in so the company can learn about them and keep them away from their real, high value systems/data/assets.
Answer by HHBones · Dec 06, 2010 at 07:56 PM
Interestingly enough, many corporations do hire hackers. In fact, anti-virus companies hire them. Most of them straightened out, and are there programming the anti-virus software to look for and eliminate different kinds of threat. They figure that a past black-hat hacker will know his way around viruses, and be able to eliminate them effectively. Turns out, they're right.