Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Hygiene risks at ATMs?

Here's a new take on ATM security.......this morning on BBC Breakfast television in the UK they reported that some scientists in the UK have taken swabs from various locations, including ATM keypads and buttons, to test for various forms of bacteria and other nasty things.  It was reported that the areas they tested were found to be as bad, or worse, than toilet seats.  Even the things that cause MRSA were found.  Ugh!  Still it will make me think when using ATMs and other PIN entry devices, particularly right before a meal.  Here's a new ATM security tip (tongue in cheek)......wash your hands as soon as possible after using one!

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