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    Pin security

    FromPIN NUMBER REVERSAL (GOOD TO KNOW)

    If you should ever be forced by a robber to withdraw money from an ATM machine, you can notify the police by entering your Pin # in reverse.

    For example if your pin number is 1234 then you would put in 4321. The ATM recognizes that your pin number is backwards from the ATM card you placed in the machine.

    The machine will still give you the money you requested, but unknown to the robber, the police will be immediately dispatched to help you.

    This information was recently broadcasted on TV and it states that it is seldom used because people don't know it exists.


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    Sorry, you're right - it's ********!

    The technology exists but hasn't been rolled out.

    See http://www.hoax-slayer.com/reverse-pin-ATM.shtml

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    Also, how would it work in cases where the PIN is palindromic?
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    palindromic is a word, phrase, number or other sequence of units that has the property of reading the same in either direction
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdp1962
    Also, how would it work in cases where the PIN is palindromic?
    can see it now, when you type in your pin '3993' to withdram 20 from your current account, and 2 Volvo T5's come blazing round the corner.


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