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Millions of consumers at risk from mobile POS flaws


SC Magazine - (International) Security researchers from MWR InfoSecurity presenting April 4 at the SyScan security conference demonstrated how mobile point-of-sale (MPOS) systems can be compromised through several attack techniques, allowing criminals to capture payment card data, cause the devices to accept fraudulent cards, and perform other actions. The vulnerabilities were reported to affect popular MPOS devices but the researchers did not disclose which models are affected.


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:

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:19:47