Yeah, maybe 1 Infinite Loop beat the silhouette-dancing schtick to the ground, but kudos to Apple for creating a new iPod campaign so cool that kids are tripping over themselves to upload it to YouTube! You can watch the Prototypes-soundtracked spot in HQ right here. Shades of “Black Or White”!
Cool thing about the Shuffle? Fucking tiny! But without that glowing screen, you’d never be rescued if you fell while picking wild mushrooms in Oregon like this kid did. Although, you’d probably still be able to rob ATM machines like this dude in England!
Parsons plugged his MP3 player into the back of free standing cash machines and was able to use it to read data about customers’ cards. That data could then be used to ‘clone’ cards and use them for bogus purchases.
Free-standing machines are typically found in shops and bars, and they allowed Parsons to plug his machine into the back of them in a way that would be impossible in wall mounted dispensers.
The MP3 player recorded customer details as they were transmitted over phone lines to the bank. Tones were read as they were transmitted and used to clone cards.
British ingenuity, that is. Please, no one tell Bill O’Reilly about this. Said Baba:
I don?t own an iPod. I would never wear an iPod? If this is your primary focus in life – the machines? it?s going to have a staggeringly negative effect, all of this, for America
Fuck, if he heard about this he’d be insufferable. Imagine that!