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09 October 2003

ATM fun

More lunacy from http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/3157214.stm:

Fraud at ATMs [has] increased significantly in the last five years.

An increasingly common problem is "shoulder surfing" - where criminals watch as a PIN number is entered then steal the card using either a 'Lebanese loop' or a door swipe.

Earlier this year Barclays and HSBC in Manchester began piloting a scheme designed to stop shoulder surfing. It involved painting a yellow box around ATMs to give the person using the machine privacy.

How fucking tall is that paint?

The only lines The Antagonist has seen might well stop ants, termites and earwigs but they ain't gonna stop a 6'8" knife-wielding mugger!

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