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Is your bank PIN number revealed?

Postby Red Dwarf » Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:05 pm

In this shocking revelation, Personal Identification Numbers for millions of bank cards have been openly published.

To my horror, mine is listed in there. Is yours?

Check out http://www.positiveatheism.org/crt/pin.htm
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Re: Is your bank PIN number revealed?

Postby spamislame » Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:20 am

Fortunately enough, mine is *not* on there, but this is a timely reminder that changing your PIN number at least every three months is worth doing.

If your pin number is four digits long, there is ample evidence that this can be cracked easily, however I get the sense that this set is a dump based on harvested data. Use one that is at least six digits long.

Interesting find, Red!

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Re: Is your bank PIN number revealed?

Postby NotBuyingIt » Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:38 am

Red Dwarf wrote:To my horror, mine is listed in there. Is yours?

You had me going there! :oops:

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Re: Is your bank PIN number revealed?

Postby kabo0m » Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:58 am

Many banks here only have 4 digit pins.. :(
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Re: Is your bank PIN number revealed?

Postby AlphaCentauri » Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:51 pm

Mine is 4, but after three wrong tries the ATM machine eats your card.
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Re: Is your bank PIN number revealed?

Postby Red Dwarf » Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:52 pm

:twisted:

My posting was tongue-in-cheek, given that the list contains all the numbers from 0000 to 9999.

In this country the code is a mere 4 digits long. But a few brute force attempts and the ATM makes a gulping sound. Bye bye cardee.
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Re: Is your bank PIN number revealed?

Postby trobbins » Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:41 pm

What about ATM's that do not hold on to the card until the transaction is finished?
All the ATM's I have ever used, you just put the card in and remove it.
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Re: Is your bank PIN number revealed?

Postby AlphaCentauri » Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:56 pm

I would assume you get locked out of the account, but after having my card eaten once, I've been very very careful about the numbers I punch :)
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Re: Is your bank PIN number revealed?

Postby Red Dwarf » Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:13 pm

trobbins wrote:What about ATM's that do not hold on to the card until the transaction is finished?
All the ATM's I have ever used, you just put the card in and remove it.


I have had no experience of any ATM that does that - in fact there aren't any in this country.
Even EFTPOS machines can come back with a response to the vendor that they should "seize and hold" the credit or cash card. SO shop assistants usually hold your card until the transaction is completed.
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Re: Is your bank PIN number revealed?

Postby AlphaCentauri » Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:31 pm

Red Dwarf wrote:I have had no experience of any ATM that does that - in fact there aren't any in this country.


They either have a groove you swipe the card through, or else a slot where you push the card in and pull it out right away to start the transaction:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ssanbo/2256227678/
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