PIN Number Analysis

Interesting article by Data Genetics on PIN Analysis sent via Bruno Borges (Twitter: @brunoborges).  I included one of their tables (photo to left).  As an example,  if an adversary chooses pin “1234” they will be correct about about 11% of the time.  This implies, if they steal 100 ATM cards and try 1234 for the pin number they will likely be successful on 11 cards.  Furthermore, 26.83% of all pins could be guessed choosing only numbers from the table – better odds than Vegas.  Readers will also learn how to choose better pin numbers among other interesting pin factoids.

–Milton

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