N/APosted on - 12/13/2014
What is the risk caused by the POS malware which is recently in the news? The malware can supposedly act as a an advanced backdoor.what is a a backdoor in computing and why is it created?What can the POS malware affect? Why are ticketing systems and kiosks in public places,particularly at risk from this malware?
POS malware built to target ticketing systems and information kiosks
when the information is first read from the card(money cards)
at kiosks, it can be found inside the PoS device’s memory in
unencrypted form. PoS malware exploit this by capturing the
payment card information directly from the memory; this behavior
is known as “RAM scraping.”The main malware that attack the
POS devices are ALINA, vSkimmer, Dexter, FYSNA. A backdoor
technique in which a system's security checks can be avoided and
gain an access over the computer data and databases. It is also
known as trapdoor. Generally ticketing systems and kiosks are at
risks because there is a lot of scope for using POS devices here
atm cards have an enormous use here.