Are Apple iOS Point of Sale Terminals a Security Risk?
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With Black Friday right around the corner, many retailers will consider using iPhones and iPads as point-of-sale (POS) terminals. Some of those implementations will be safe – but others will not.
Trustwave Managing Consultant Mike Park, who has been evaluating mobile POS solutions, has uncovered a few disturbing trends. He is presenting his findings at the AppSec USA conference in New York this week in a session titled "PiOSoned POS - A Case Study in iOS based Mobile Point-of-Sale Gone Wrong."
In an interview with eSecurity Planet, Park said retailers increasingly use mobile POS on Apple iOS devices as a way to accelerate and improve the checkout process during busy periods.