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UK mPOS Terminals At Risk

mPOS has been promoted as the next step in secure payments systems. Yet Thursday, MWR InfoSecurity researchers showed how MPOS terminals can be comprised via multiple attack techniques.

“The researchers…displayed how an attacker could gain full control of the MPOS terminal, allowing them to display ‘try again' messages, switch the device into insecure mode, capture PIN and credit card data, and even enable the device to accept illegitimate payments from stolen credit cards.” Noted SC Magazine.

The experiment proved how mPOS, while secure, still needs vigilant monitoring and updated security measures.

Watch mPOS solutions continue to evolve, here.


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