The Windows Flaw That Cracks Amazon Web Services
by Jeff Cogswell | September 11, 2013
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When Flint, Michigan started losing its economic battle a couple decades ago, it quickly deteriorated into a town filled with crime. Living in Michigan at the time, I heard plenty of weird and terrible stories about the goings-on in Flint—but the situation with the ATMs had to be one of the strangest.
ATMs were a new technology at the time, and bank officials were still trying to figure out how to best secure the money inside of them. Their efforts were largely ineffectual, because thieves would simply break off an ATM’s mounts, throw the machine in a truck, and take the whole thing home to crack open.