It Only Takes Seconds to Hack an ATM… Are Our Cars Just as Vulnerable?
by Chris Clearfield and András Tilcsik. Lithub
In 2010, a charming New Zealander named Barnaby Jack took the stage at Black Hat, a hacker conference held annually in Las Vegas. To his right stood two automated teller machines, cash machines identical to those found in bars and corner stores the world over. Jack, a security researcher, had spent years exploring the small computers inside ATMs. Until recently, manufacturers had tended to equate ATM security with physical protections, taking steps like storing cash inside a safe and bolting down machines. But with a few clicks of his computer mouse, Jack was about to demonstrate how fragile the ATMs’ security was. He was about to show a room full of hackers how to get rich quick.