Lego robot authenticators to seize control of ATMs worldwide

Some researcher types thought it would be a good idea to beef up ATM security, and they apparently also thought that big rainbow-colored buttons and a secret trackball signal were the most usable solution. It’s kind of 50’s future-chic, like a navigation system for a poorly designed UFO. Plus it’s legos on the inside. They say it works and that it’s more secure than a PIN, but it doesn’t help when a thug makes you withdraw all your money at gunpoint. That’s why I just keep all my money in a fish bowl by the door — less hassle.

Researchers use Lego Mindstorm robot to improve ATM security [Ars Technica]