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 Already outdated OS.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
Black Hat USA 2022 Attendee Report
Black Hat attendees are not sleeping well. Between concerns about attacks against cloud services, ransomware, and the growing risks to the global supply chain, these security pros have a lot to be worried about. Read our 2022 report to hear what they're concerned about now.
Flash Poll
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2022-35942
PUBLISHED: 2022-08-12
Improper input validation on the `contains` LoopBack filter may allow for arbitrary SQL injection. When the extended filter property `contains` is permitted to be interpreted by the Postgres connector, it is possible to inject arbitrary SQL which may affect the confidentiality and integrity of data ...
CVE-2022-35949
PUBLISHED: 2022-08-12
undici is an HTTP/1.1 client, written from scratch for Node.js.`undici` is vulnerable to SSRF (Server-side Request Forgery) when an application takes in **user input** into the `path/pathname` option of `undici.request`. If a user specifies a URL such as `http://127.0.0.1` or `//127.0.0.1` ```js con...
CVE-2022-35953
PUBLISHED: 2022-08-12
BookWyrm is a social network for tracking your reading, talking about books, writing reviews, and discovering what to read next. Some links in BookWyrm may be vulnerable to tabnabbing, a form of phishing that gives attackers an opportunity to redirect a user to a malicious site. The issue was patche...
CVE-2022-35956
PUBLISHED: 2022-08-12
This Rails gem adds two methods to the ActiveRecord::Base class that allow you to update many records on a single database hit, using a case sql statement for it. Before version 0.1.3 `update_by_case` gem used custom sql strings, and it was not sanitized, making it vulnerable to sql injection. Upgra...
CVE-2022-35943
PUBLISHED: 2022-08-12
Shield is an authentication and authorization framework for CodeIgniter 4. This vulnerability may allow [SameSite Attackers](https://canitakeyoursubdomain.name/) to bypass the [CodeIgniter4 CSRF protection](https://codeigniter4.github.io/userguide/libraries/security.html) mechanism with CodeIgniter ...