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Malware Attacks On ATMs Are Here To Stay

Earlier this month it came to light that ATM malware was being used to extort large quantities of cash from banks. Now, Krebs on Security reports that such techniques are on the rise — and here to stay too.


This Is How Apple Pay Will (Possibly) Work

Ahead of the official launch, which is expected later this week, 9to5mac has unearthed screenshots and training materials for Apple Pay which show how it will (probably, perhaps) work.


The Designs Norway Rejected For Its New Banknotes Are Amazing

Earlier in the week, we learnt that Norway had chosen a new design for its banknotes — a pixelated little number by the architects at Snøhetta. While their design is tasteful and restrained, it can’t possibly live up to the charm of sea life drawn by kids. Which was exactly what one designer proposed.


Norway's New Currency Design Is Perfectly Pixelated High-Concept Art

With last week’s news that Oslo had pulled out of the 2022 Winter Olympics, I got really sad — mostly that we wouldn’t see the beautiful identity from the architects at Snøhetta brought to life. But here’s a consolation: Snøhetta won a competition to redesign Norway’s currency. And the pixelated landscapes they designed are absolutely gorgeous.


Do You Economise In Order To Afford Technology?

A new CNBC All-America Economic Survey reveals that approximately half of Americans have reined in their spending on travel, food and health care to be able to afford new technology. How much do you scrimp and save for gadgets?


The Rise And Fall Of America's Greatest Convicted Counterfeiter

Art Williams Jr says he never really knew how money worked until he went to prison three times. It’s ironic because Art Williams is also one of the most infamous money counterfeiters in recent American history. And he almost got away with it.


A Forced PIN For All Credit Cards Won't Stop The Biggest Fraud

Australians are no longer be able to use their signature when completing a transaction in a store under new regulations: it’s PINs only from now on. According to PINwise, an initiative of the Australian payments card industry, using a PIN (personal identification number) for credit and debit card purchases in store is “safer and faster than signing”. But is this really the case?


What Gives Paper Money Its Actual Value?

Money is just tinted paper printed with different numbers on it. So what gives the ol’ greenbacks its value? The bills used to be tied to the gold standard, but now it’s up to the Federal Reserve to control how many bills there are. So why can’t they just decide to print out ridiculous amounts of bills to make everyone rich?


Where The Dollar Sign Comes From

This symbol first showed up in the 1770s, appearing in documents of English-Americans who had business dealings with Spanish-Americans. However, it wasn’t until the very early 1800s that it became popularised, around the same time as the first official US dollars were being minted. Previous to this, the symbol had already been in use as an abbreviation for names of Spanish currency, namely as an abbreviation for the Spanish peso “p”.


9 Of The Most Expensive Things You Can Find On Amazon

It’s pretty easy to blow all your money buying stuff on Amazon. But if you want to clear out your savings account right now in one fell swoop, here are some of the biggest-ticket items we could find in the Everything Store.


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