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  • n. Plural form of PIN.


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  • Getting the PINs is a key step for identity thieves.

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  • The direction of auxin flow is determined by polar subcellular localization of auxin transport proteins called PINs, which facilitate auxin efflux.

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  • Existing communications technologies such as PINs would not be directly affected by the legislation, but manufacturers would need to make them intercept-ready as they modernize the software or introduce updated versions, federal officials said.

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  • Often used in conjunction with other methods such as PINs and video surveillance.

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  • The new Spb Wallet 2.0 - a secure repository of most valuable private information, such as PINs, passwords, keys, account, passport, and credit card numbers - has versions for non - and touchscreen Windows Mobile devices, Symbian Series 60 smartphones (including Nokia 5800 touch screen), Apple's iPhone and iPod, and a desktop component.


  • Daniel Amitay , a New York-based developer of an iPhone security app that requires users to set a four-digit passcode, last month disclosed the most popular PINs among his more than 200,000 users.

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  • But other PINs that aren't so transparently vulnerable still can be easily guessed by a hacker, such as the last four digits of the phone number, or personal numbers that might be available on Facebook or the Web, such as the user's birth date and month, or high-school graduation year.

    Easy-to-Guess Passwords Open Door to Hackers

  • Snoops don't even have to guess at PINs when voice-mail users leave open a back door that can be accessed by pretending to dial from a different number.

    Easy-to-Guess Passwords Open Door to Hackers

  • "Unfortunately, most people can remember 10-digit phone numbers but they opt for four-character passcodes and PINs," says Claudiu Popa , president of Informatica Corp., a Toronto-based security company.

    Easy-to-Guess Passwords Open Door to Hackers

  • Sometimes when service advisers would help customers change their PINs e.g., if customers lost a phone, the service representative knew the key.

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