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Credit Card numbers vulnerable to POS theft

thepelekan (1150301) writes | more than 6 years ago

Security 0

thepelekan writes "From the "Smash-and-grab" Department:

Due to well-know security flaws in retail credit card security practices, minimally protected credit card numbers are available via easily accessible Point-of-Sale (POS) credit card readers found at many common retailers. These POS card reading devices can store thousands of credit card numbers, which can be coxed into being revealed by entering publicly known default passwords. Remember, it is not too early to start shopping for Christmas with these nifty 'borrowed' credit card numbers...

In the news:
http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,136546-c,onlines ecurity/article.html

Source article:
http://www.hackerfactor.com/"

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