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February 21, 2003

The Register: How to get an ATM PIN number in 15 guesses

John Leyden reports on news from researchers Mike Bond and Piotr Zielinski at Cambridge University regarding weaknesses in hardware security modules used to handle PIN encryption/decryption. Their research report discussing their findings is available online. New Scientist is also reporting the story.

Washington Post: FBI probing theft of 8 million credit card numbers

Elinor Mills Abreu reports on the attack on Omaha-based Data Processors International that resulted in 8 million credit card accounts being compromised.


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