Man forgets ATM PIN when the bank wall he scratched it on was painted over

Incident Date: October 1993
Incident Location: Australia

"I'm not happy", said the bloke on the phone to his bank's head office. "What did you have to go and paint it for? ... My local branch ... you've just painted the outside of it."

"Um ..." said the nonplussed executive at the other end.

"You're missing the point. I'd scratched my PIN number into the paint work. Now you've covered it over and I can't use my bloody card!"

Story Sources

Title: Physical Security of ATM Password
Author: Jeff Schultz
Date: 10/19/1993
Publication: RISKS Digest
Volume 15, Issue 15 - Quotes information from The Age newspaper in Melbourne
Publication Location: USA

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