Here's a fascinating reversal of haunted digital technologies. Instead of fearing the machine, we turned to it for relief in a bad situation, only to find it was only a myth.
It's about ATM machines, and what seemed to be a benevolent cheat code.
If you should ever be forced by a robber to withdraw money from an ATM machine, you can notify the police by entering your PIN # in reverse.
For example if your pin number is 1234 then you would put in 4321. The ATM recognizes that your pin number is backwards from the ATM card you placed in the machine
The machine will still give you the money you requested, but unknown to the robber, the police will be immediately dispatched to help you.
The result isn't pure fear, like that of a malign ATM or evil bank. It's the removal of safety.