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Why Multifactor Authentication Is Becoming the New Normal in Security

Why Multifactor Authentication Is Becoming the New Normal in Security

In our last post, we discussed several of the security threats that put point-of-sale (POS) systems at risk of a data breach. Default passwords on POS devices, fraudulent devices sold as legitimate, memory-scraping malware and out-of-date operating systems are among the many vulnerabilities that merchants should be concerned about.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016/Author: Paul Truitt, CISO & VP, Cybersecurity/Number of views (1716)/Comments (0)/
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Skimming Isn’t the Only Threat to Point-of-Sale Systems

Skimming Isn’t the Only Threat to Point-of-Sale Systems

In recent posts, we have been discussing the problem of point-of-sale (POS) skimmers — devices that thieves add to POS terminals in order to capture payment card numbers, PINs and other sensitive information. Skimmers can be installed in seconds and look almost identical to POS terminals, making them difficult to detect. Skimming at the gas pump is a particular problem for convenience stores and fuel retailers.

Thursday, May 19, 2016/Author: Paul Truitt, CISO & VP, Cybersecurity/Number of views (1740)/Comments (0)/
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