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  1. 95Viper

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    A little story, in case any of you have been shopping at Barnes & Noble.

    Barnes & Noble has detected tampering with their pin pad devices in 63 of it's stores nationwide.
    It is recommending that customer keep track and be aware of their accounts;, also, they may want to change their passwords/pins.

    Law enforcement has been notified and are investigating. Also, B&N is doing it's own investigation and co-operating with law enforcement.

    Source: Business Wire Newsroom

    Quotes and info from story @ Barnes & Noble Detects Tampering With PIN Pad Devices at Stores

    List of stores from above story @ Business Wire

     
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    so this was obviously well coordinated across that many States. i wonder how they were able to sneak the bugs into the pin pads...
     
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    64 stores were affected AFAIK and its only an issue if you went to the store itself. Nothing online was affected.
     
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    i know. but i wonder how they were able to make that kind of coordination. sneaking the bugs into the pin pads could not be easy
     
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    I think that's what they said about a first-gen electronic voting machines. "Yeah, it's secure... except for this unlocked USB port". :D

    Since you can buy one of these pin pads, you have all the time you need to become expertly familiar with it. Devise a way to bug it, practice, train others, etc.
     
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    You really have to be mindful of your bank account. Lots of these devices are vulnerable, even with the chip and pin system. B&N found it, but how many are still out there not found? Its worse with credit cards that have systems like pay pass. Then someone can just walk by you and scan your wallet.
     
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    63 stores? Sounds more like an inside job
     
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