Prevent a Thermal Hack on Your ATM PIN


activistpost-thermo_hack‘You’ve just finished your trip to the grocery store with your debit card, making sure to hide your pin number. But before you get home, the funds in your account are wiped clear. How did this happen?

‘Thanks to an inexpensive and ingenious device that attaches to an iPhone, a new wave of cyber theft allows the holder to commit silent robbery by reading your thermal imprint. There are a variety of ways they can obtain your card number right there or later, but what they really need is your PIN.

‘Mark Rober demonstrates how easy this theft is by actually stealing someone’s PIN in the video below…’
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5 Things You Learn About Rich People Working at a Nice Hotel
‘The rich and the famous live lives of unthinkable luxury in their gated homes far away from us commoners. But if you want to peer into their bizarre lives without the help of a telephoto lens, all you need to do is get a job at a fancy hotel. Cracked sat down with Taylor Crane, a man who worked in one such hotel and saw the dirty, sometimes literally shitty exploits of the One Percent firsthand.

#3. The Super Rich Have No Concept of Money
‘Ever watch a documentary about developing countries and hear the people in a village talk about how they have to spend hours every day retrieving water from a nearby river, and how precious clean water is to them? And when you hear that, as a person living in a fully developed country, you can’t even conceive of what that’s like, to have to always think about where your water is coming from and constantly worry about running out? Well, that’s how the rich are with money…’
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NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal is joining the Florida police force
Imagine if all retired professional sportsmen become police. They won’t even need to accept salaries.
‘The 7-foot-1 former NBA superstar is going through the application process as well as a background check, but the fact that he’s famous doesn’t make O’Neal a shoo-in.

“’If he passes, he will then have to do everything else to be certified by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, just like any of our other officers, reserve or not reserve,” city spokeswoman Christina Baguer said.

‘If O’Neal passes the physical and psychological exams, it wouldn’t be his first time on a police force. O’Neal was sworn in as a reserve police officer in the Miami Police Department in 2005, but he no longer is with the department…’
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