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Sunday September 04, 2011

Infrared Cameras Can be Used to Steal PINs from ATMs

Researchers have found yet another way for unscrupulous characters to separate you from your bank cash. Using an infrared camera and custom software, the research team could recover ATM PIN numbers about 80 percent of the time by tracking the heat from the fingertips transferred onto the keypads.

With metal’s higher thermal conductivity, heat dissipated from those keypads almost instantly, making stealing numbers nearly impossible.