You know you're in Dubai when... GOLD to go aka the Gold ATM

You know you're in Dubai when... GOLD to go aka the Gold ATM Dubai Photo

You know you're in Dubai when...

GOLD to go aka the Gold ATM

I have to fly to Dubai next year for a Marvel job. Can't wait to see stuff like this.

My favorite story about these machines is told by security researcher Dan Kaminksy. He tells it at the beginning of one of his DefCon talks, but I couldn't locate it immediately, so here's a good summary.

Long story short: the famous hacker Barnaby Jack (RIP) made most of his fame by developing tons of novel techniques for hacking ATMs. On attending a conference in Dubai and spying this machine, he immediately wanted to know if he could hack it. Turns out the answer is "probably yes", but owners of the machine caught wind of what was going on and unplugged it for the remainder of the conference.

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