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(WTOP)   Is your ATM machine PIN number one of these 10 combinations? Yeah, you're gonna get robbed   (wtop.com) divider line 127
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2013-07-31 09:34:48 AM  

Archie Goodwin: bottom left, 0, 0, bottom right, on the keypad, quick, easy to remember.


Except that it isn't.  Keypads aren't laid out that way.  Neither keyboard, nor telephone style.
 
2013-07-31 09:37:06 AM  
I use special characters: *#*#
 
2013-07-31 09:38:11 AM  
Only now do I realize that my PIN, a number that has great meaning to only myself, can be stumbled upon fairly easy while dicking with the keypad. D'oh
 
2013-07-31 09:38:40 AM  

Private_Citizen: ATM pins should go to 7 digits. If you can remember a phone number, you can handle a 7 digit pin.


New problem: Cannot access ATM because I lost my smartphone with all my contacts in it.
 
2013-07-31 09:38:40 AM  

Deucednuisance: Archie Goodwin: bottom left, 0, 0, bottom right, on the keypad, quick, easy to remember.

Except that it isn't.  Keypads aren't laid out that way.  Neither keyboard, nor telephone style.


One of those days. I guess I need more beer then.
 
2013-07-31 09:40:46 AM  

Private_Citizen: ATM pins should go to 7 digits. If you can remember a phone number, you can handle a 7 digit pin.


Phone numbers are 10 digits.  Don't you remember the 3 weeks we all spent at area code camp?
 
2013-07-31 09:40:58 AM  

jayhawk88: Monkeyfark Ridiculous: I can see why most of those are on the lazy list, but why is 1004 so popular?

"10-4" (as in, good buddy) I think is probably the reference.


I thought all truckers killed gay runaways for cash. Learn something everyday.
 
2013-07-31 09:41:14 AM  
Can we just switch to an implanted RF chip already?
 
2013-07-31 09:41:21 AM  
Assume that at least one 4 digit PIN is safe to use because a thief would not casually try it. Then let N be the set of all such 4 digit PINs. Since N is nonempty it has a lowest element p. But then p is an obvious choice for a thief to try since it's the very first secure number! So p can't be a member of N and you should just continue using 1234 because everyone else is mathematically incompetent fools...
 
2013-07-31 09:42:10 AM  
Perhaps the problem is four-digit PINs?
 
2013-07-31 09:44:02 AM  

alizeran: I thought fark filtered out PINs, like it does with SSNs...

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Let me try it:

481-73-2985
 
2013-07-31 09:46:21 AM  

nekom: Private_Citizen: ATM pins should go to 7 digits. If you can remember a phone number, you can handle a 7 digit pin.

Phone numbers are 10 digits.  Don't you remember the 3 weeks we all spent at area code camp?


More than 10 when you dial international. My point stands - a longer pin number would still be trivial to remember, but much harder for bad guys to guess.
 
2013-07-31 09:49:25 AM  
So, I was in Walmart afternoon with my 4-year-old son and entering my four-digit PIN. My son, who was watching me do this, blurts out "Daddy's number is ****!!" I'm like, "Thanks, son, now some mether's gonna jump me in the parking lot."

/CSB?
 
2013-07-31 09:49:38 AM  
HAH! Rush's landmark epic album 2112 saves my PIN again, mwahahahahaha!

Oh, dammit, how do you erase these posts?
 
2013-07-31 09:50:08 AM  

The Irresponsible Captain: Perhaps the problem is four-digit PINs?


Mine is 6. Required. Couldn't make it 4 if I wanted to, the automated system when I activated the card wouldn't let me.

And I do use a phone number (last 6 digits of it, anyway).. Good luck figuring out which one. :)
 
2013-07-31 09:51:33 AM  
Go to my site where you can enter your account number and PIN and see whether it is on the list of stolen numbers.
 
2013-07-31 09:52:58 AM  

Private_Citizen: ATM pins should go to 7 digits. If you can remember a phone number, you can handle a 7 digit pin.


When my mom first got an ATM card the PIN was 7 digits long.  (early 80s).  Not log after they just had her strip off the last three digits to the (now) standard 4 digits.
 
2013-07-31 09:54:50 AM  

walkerhound: alizeran: I thought fark filtered out PINs, like it does with SSNs...

▋ ▋ ▋ - ▋ ▋  ▋- ▋ ▋ ▋ ▋

Let me try it:

481-73-2985


Idiot! You need to hold the ALT key when you press the submit button!
 
2013-07-31 09:56:28 AM  

Private_Citizen: ATM pins should go to 7 digits. If you can remember a phone number, you can handle a 7 digit pin.


Agreed.  I would go as far as to say that PINs should be a minimum of four and maximum of eight digits, so that a stranger can't even know for sure how many digits are in your PIN.  Much more secure that way.
 
2013-07-31 09:56:49 AM  

Southern100: Spartapuss: What's the significance of 1004?

Many people also asked the significance of 1004 in the four character PIN table. This comes from Korean speakers. When spoken, "1004" is cheonsa (cheon = 1000, sa=4).

http://www.datagenetics.com/blog/september32012/

(Just FWIW, this story is a repeat from last year).


Article isn't loading for me... Does it mention how every PIN and password in China must contain the number eight? Preferably all eights, if possible.

I think that's why so many hacking attempts come from here: half the country uses 88888888 as their password. makes for excellent zombies.

CSB: saw a license plate in Chendgu today on a land rover that read A-VIP69. In friggen China. I threw up a little bit in my mouth.
 
2013-07-31 09:57:57 AM  
After three attempts the ATM will lock and keep the card.
 
2013-07-31 10:00:17 AM  

Spartapuss: jayhawk88: Monkeyfark Ridiculous: I can see why most of those are on the lazy list, but why is 1004 so popular?

"10-4" (as in, good buddy) I think is probably the reference.

I thought all truckers killed gay runaways for cash. Learn something everyday.


Gay runaways don't always have a lot on them. You have to diversify.
 
2013-07-31 10:03:19 AM  

dittybopper: Want a random PIN?  Throw 4 10-sided dice, write down the number.


sweet, I got 1234 so I should be safe right?
 
2013-07-31 10:04:39 AM  

rikkidoxx: After three attempts the ATM will lock and keep the card.


Some do, some don't.  Recently the PNC ATM's, at least in my area, take the card, you pick a language, then it gives the card back and THEN you put the PIN in.
 
2013-07-31 10:06:19 AM  
img51.imageshack.us
 
2013-07-31 10:06:55 AM  
That's the stupidest combination I've ever heard of in my life! That's the kinda thing an idiot would have on his luggage!
 
2013-07-31 10:08:06 AM  
Silly rabbit, 1984 is an album! (*Note to Millenials - this is a circular contraption that plays music)

t1.gstatic.com
 
2013-07-31 10:10:36 AM  
This is why my PIN is the last four digits of the registry number for the starship Voyager.  Everyone knows the Enterprise's registry number, no one knows Voyager's.
 
2013-07-31 10:11:07 AM  

chubby muppet: Silly rabbit, 1984 is an album! (*Note to Millenials - this is a circular contraption that plays music)


I am over 30. Records were before my time.
 
2013-07-31 10:11:15 AM  

chubby muppet: Silly rabbit, 1984 is an album! (*Note to Millenials - this is a circular contraption that plays music)

[t1.gstatic.com image 148x148]


So a cd?
 
2013-07-31 10:13:32 AM  

rikkidoxx: After three attempts the ATM will lock and keep the card.


i521.photobucket.com
 
2013-07-31 10:14:51 AM  

nekom: rikkidoxx: After three attempts the ATM will lock and keep the card.

Some do, some don't.  Recently the PNC ATM's, at least in my area, take the card, you pick a language, then it gives the card back and THEN you put the PIN in.


The ones near me you just swipe.  But here's the question, why worry about the PIN?  If you have someone's credit card or debit card, just head to the gas station, gas up your car (no PIN needed), go inside, buy a soda, get cash back at the maximum amount and go.
 
2013-07-31 10:21:16 AM  

Great Janitor: nekom: rikkidoxx: After three attempts the ATM will lock and keep the card.

Some do, some don't.  Recently the PNC ATM's, at least in my area, take the card, you pick a language, then it gives the card back and THEN you put the PIN in.

The ones near me you just swipe.  But here's the question, why worry about the PIN?  If you have someone's credit card or debit card, just head to the gas station, gas up your car (no PIN needed), go inside, buy a soda, get cash back at the maximum amount and go.


That stocking mask is going to look awful suspicious at a gas station (not to mention your license plate number).. At a remote ATM though, not so much.
 
2013-07-31 10:24:54 AM  
Eh, they'll never crack the combination on my -

grokca: Those are the combinations on my various pieces of luggage.


DAMMIT!

/you win
 
2013-07-31 10:42:17 AM  

Southern100: The Irresponsible Captain: Perhaps the problem is four-digit PINs?

Mine is 6. Required. Couldn't make it 4 if I wanted to, the automated system when I activated the card wouldn't let me.

And I do use a phone number (last 6 digits of it, anyway).. Good luck figuring out which one. :)


867-5309

/Jenny
//Jenny
 
2013-07-31 10:42:29 AM  

Great Janitor: nekom: rikkidoxx: After three attempts the ATM will lock and keep the card.

Some do, some don't.  Recently the PNC ATM's, at least in my area, take the card, you pick a language, then it gives the card back and THEN you put the PIN in.

The ones near me you just swipe.  But here's the question, why worry about the PIN?  If you have someone's credit card or debit card, just head to the gas station, gas up your car (no PIN needed), go inside, buy a soda, get cash back at the maximum amount and go.


Go to a place that's got more cameras than a paparazzi meeting.
 
2013-07-31 10:46:48 AM  

Private_Citizen: ATM pins should go to 7 digits. If you can remember a phone number, you can handle a 7 digit pin.


Who remembers phone numbers any more?
 
2013-07-31 10:51:55 AM  

The Voice of Doom: You pick your own PINs?
Mine were all assigned by the bank issuing the card.


They all do that, but you can call them and have it changed to whatever you want.
 
2013-07-31 10:55:54 AM  

nekom: Mine is the atomic number of a particular element, followed by the last 2 digits of my old BBS phone number.


Unfortunately, the result is 1234.
 
2013-07-31 11:03:56 AM  
2580. Straight down the center of the keypad.
 
2013-07-31 11:10:27 AM  
pornstar birthdates
 
2013-07-31 11:13:39 AM  
1004?  Must be all of the Jerichoholics.


//Moss-covered three-handled family gredunza.
 
2013-07-31 11:16:30 AM  

dittybopper: Want a random PIN?  Throw 4 10-sided dice, write down the number.


I just rolled 1-1-1-1
 
2013-07-31 11:17:18 AM  
ATM machine
ATM machine

ATM machine

ATM machine
 
2013-07-31 11:18:46 AM  

staplermofo: BLAAARGGGH!  The M stands for machine!  blargblargblargblargblargblarg


I thought it stood for mouth.
 
2013-07-31 11:25:05 AM  
New hacker/ATM robber guy line: "Hi, I'm doing a study on the most common PINs. I'm interviewing random people (and just happen to be standing in front of an ATM). What's yours?"
 
2013-07-31 11:37:27 AM  

Agnes Gonxha's Confidant: pornstar birthdates


I used the birth year of my favorite porn star: 1999.
 
2013-07-31 11:39:42 AM  
"ATM machine PIN number"

ಠ _ಠ
 
2013-07-31 11:44:30 AM  

Private_Citizen: ATM pins should go to 7 digits. If you can remember a phone number, you can handle a 7 digit pin.


hunter2
 
2013-07-31 11:44:58 AM  
My bank allows for a 6 digit pin number. I just have to remember the first two digits and the rest is a Fibonacci sequence spawning from those.
 
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