Video Store Security

A couple of years ago some video stores around began to secure their membership cards from misuse. The security measure consists of a PIN the user has to type into a keypad. At least the operators thought it is a security measure. I, for one, don’t believe that anymore since the day I forgot my PIN. I suggested to authenticate myself with the official German identity card (Personalausweis) but the store clerk rejected that idea. Instead, he let me choose a new PIN. I chose one that is easy to remember since it obviously doesn’t matter which one to choose: 1111. Below is an image of the keypad after a couple years of use. I guess I’m not the only one with this PIN.

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