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Hilton Data Breach Focuses Attention On Growing POS Malware Threat
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Dr.T
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11/29/2015 | 11:54:48 AM
Re: POS
I think we should skip EMV and jump to Apple or Google pay directly. It is more secure and convenient.
Dr.T
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11/29/2015 | 11:52:05 AM
Dumb POS
Maybe we need to make POS as dumb as possible, so there is a less opportunity to be vulnerability to attacks.

 
Joe Stanganelli
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11/28/2015 | 11:58:33 PM
Re: POS
@Ryan: Well, that's the whole problem.  That education *shouldn't* fall to the merchants; it should fall to the credit card companies compelling the switch.

But good luck with that.
Joe Stanganelli
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11/28/2015 | 11:57:15 PM
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@Ryan: My feeling is that that's by design -- that many large enterprises have determined the risk worth it compared to the cost.  (Reminds me of how the TJX CIO, prior to their major breach some years back, sent out a memo explicitly saying that it made more budgetary sense to hold off on PCI-DSS compliance -- and outright daring anyone to stand up to him.)
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11/28/2015 | 9:59:00 PM
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We've all seen the futzing first hand...If merchants don't find a more efficient education process than EMV could lose popularity.
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11/28/2015 | 9:18:55 PM
POS Exploitation
It seems that many companies don't take the data threat seriously until they are burnt, especially when it comes to POS...

With the trend of data breaches involving POS, it is irresponsible to handle business as status quo.
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11/27/2015 | 11:46:34 PM
POS
The funny thing is that now that EMV cards have been introduced and more stores are taking them, there is a lot of futzing about at points of sale as cashiers attempt to educate consumers on how to insert their new chip card into the new system.

This could make it easier for a bad guy to insert a skimmer into a POS device (and yes, even EMV is vulnerable to skimming and MitM attacks).
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