Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Comments
POS Vendor Announces January Data Breach
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
REISEN1955
REISEN1955,
User Rank: Ninja
2/25/2019 | 3:21:04 PM
Re: 'POS" Equipment
A good many retail POS devices had an embedded version of Windows XP for years and as I supported systems as an independent consultant at that time,  always wondered about the tech difference for such an operating system.  I am doing back 10 years or so.  Stores like Dress Barn come to mind.  Second weakness are third party systems such as the UPS SHIPPING STATION.  I had no idea WHO manages that one in a corp environment. 
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
2/25/2019 | 10:54:07 AM
Re: 'POS" Equipment
Drum Roll please: WINDOWS NT I hear you. I prefer POS devices have their own OS so it does not have the vulnerabilities we see on the PC OSes. POS OS could be more specialized and FW level so harder to get in.
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
2/25/2019 | 10:51:55 AM
Re: 'POS" Equipment
Our local Kroger just upgraded POS stations to Windows 7 - about time Agree. This is the problem. Already outdated OS.
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
2/25/2019 | 10:50:24 AM
Re: 'POS" Equipment
Because they are meant to process transactions you would think that companies would be more apt to securing them. I agree. Unfortunately they do not. Main reason is the cost but also negligence I would say.
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
2/25/2019 | 10:48:41 AM
Re: 'POS" Equipment
They are devices that typically run older software ontop of deprecated hardware. Agree. This is a common problem with POS devices, costly to replace them with newer versions.
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
2/25/2019 | 10:43:17 AM
POS
POS devices are critical part of overall interconnected network, it should not be this easy to have a beeach, they have not learned anything from Target obviously.
REISEN1955
REISEN1955,
User Rank: Ninja
2/22/2019 | 12:48:06 PM
Re: 'POS" Equipment
Our local Kroger just upgraded POS stations to Windows 7 - about time.  When I saw the boot process running before the upgrade --- ready folks?????   Drum Roll please: WINDOWS NT
RyanSepe
RyanSepe,
User Rank: Ninja
2/21/2019 | 2:47:21 PM
'POS" Equipment
Whenever I hear "POS" my first reaction is to think of the more crude acryonym instead of Point of Sale. But from a security perspective the former "POS" acronym is in many ways still appropriate for Point of Sale. They are devices that typically run older software ontop of deprecated hardware. They are very rarely/never patched and they keeped getting knocked over by cyber criminals. Because they are meant to process transactions you would think that companies would be more apt to securing them....unfortunately I have not seen a culture change around their implementations. 


Edge-DRsplash-10-edge-articles
I Smell a RAT! New Cybersecurity Threats for the Crypto Industry
David Trepp, Partner, IT Assurance with accounting and advisory firm BPM LLP,  7/9/2021
News
Attacks on Kaseya Servers Led to Ransomware in Less Than 2 Hours
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer,  7/7/2021
Commentary
It's in the Game (but It Shouldn't Be)
Tal Memran, Cybersecurity Expert, CYE,  7/9/2021
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon
Current Issue
How Machine Learning, AI & Deep Learning Improve Cybersecurity
Machine intelligence is influencing all aspects of cybersecurity. Organizations are implementing AI-based security to analyze event data using ML models that identify attack patterns and increase automation. Before security teams can take advantage of AI and ML tools, they need to know what is possible. This report covers: -How to assess the vendor's AI/ML claims -Defining success criteria for AI/ML implementations -Challenges when implementing AI
Flash Poll
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2022-3272
PUBLISHED: 2022-09-26
Improper Handling of Length Parameter Inconsistency in GitHub repository ikus060/rdiffweb prior to 2.4.8.
CVE-2022-22058
PUBLISHED: 2022-09-26
Memory corruption due to use after free issue in kernel while processing ION handles in Snapdragon Auto, Snapdragon Compute, Snapdragon Connectivity, Snapdragon Consumer Electronics Connectivity, Snapdragon Consumer IOT, Snapdragon Industrial IOT, Snapdragon Mobile, Snapdragon Voice & Music, Sna...
CVE-2022-40044
PUBLISHED: 2022-09-26
Centreon v20.10.18 was discovered to contain a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability via the esc_name (Escalation Name) parameter at Configuration/Notifications/Escalations. This vulnerability allows attackers to execute arbitrary web scripts or HTML via injecting a crafted payload.
CVE-2022-40784
PUBLISHED: 2022-09-26
Unlimited strcpy on user input when setting a locale file leads to stack buffer overflow in mIPC camera firmware 5.3.1.2003161406.
CVE-2022-3055
PUBLISHED: 2022-09-26
Use after free in Passwords in Google Chrome prior to 105.0.5195.52 allowed a remote attacker who convinced a user to engage in specific UI interactions to potentially exploit heap corruption via a crafted HTML page.