Lumension® Endpoint Intelligence Center

Intelligence Center » News Archive » Secondhand Point-o-Sale terminal was horrific security midden

Secondhand Point-o-Sale terminal was horrific security midden

2014/07/21

The Register - (International) A researcher with HP found that a second-hand Aloha point-of-sale (PoS) terminal purchased from eBay still held a database of employee names, Social Security numbers, and addresses, as well as default passwords that could be used by an attacker if the previous owners did not change passwords in new equipment.

Source: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/07/21/ebayed_point_of_sale_terminal_leak_peril/

Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at: http://www.dhs.gov/dhs-daily-open-source-infrastructure-report.


Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:21:03