PIN for ATM, that’s so old. Don’t you think?

The recent Bank Central Asia (BCA) savings account losses occurred due to unintentionally duplicating ATM cards and did not involve internet hacking, BCA said. The fiasco has caused a total Rp 5 billion (US$535,000)loss in Toronto in Canada, Australia, Bali and Jakarta in Indonesia, BCA vice president director Jahja Setiaatmadja told a press conference Friday after meeting the central bank.

Excerpt from The Jakarta Post.

Wait? Unintentionally? You mean BCA accidentally duplicate ATM cards? That’s worse then criminals duplicate cards and steal PIN.

Why don’t central bank insist banks to replace PIN usage for ATM security by biometric fingerprint or retina scanner?

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One thought on “PIN for ATM, that’s so old. Don’t you think?”

  1. Jawabannya sama dengan :
    JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com — Modus pembobolan rekening nasabah melalui ATM diketahui dilakukan dengan terlebih dahulu mencuri data elektronik pada kartu ATM nasabah. Caranya, pelaku menempelkan sebuah alat di mulut slot kartu pada mesin ATM. Pencurian data itu dikenal dengan istilah skimming.
    Kalau dari fisiknya itu kan ada yang seperti cocor bebek.

    Aksi kriminal ini merupakan gaya lama. Sejumlah bank, meski belum semua, telah melengkapi beberapa mesin uangnya itu dengan alat anti-skimming ….. DST.

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