Friday, April 24, 2015

PoS Security Is POS - RSA Conference

Byrne and Henderson did a very good talk at RSA 2015 on PoS (Point-of-Sale) security. Basically, they said that most of the vendors have little to no idea on how to embed security correctly in their products. 

From passwords that have not been changed in almost ten years, to default remote administration protocols that are not protected via poor cryptography, Byrne and Henderson showed how these vendors put everybody at risk of being a victim of card fraud.

Here are the slides. Proceed with caution, this is highly disturbing.