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    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/hp-fixes-bug-letting-attackers-overwrite-firmware-in-over-200-models/

    Consider the potential of the POS tills listed owned with this sort of exploit handling your card data..

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    • #2446251

      First Lenovo now HP.

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      POS tills

      FYI for those who don’t know, POS stands for Point Of Sale and refers to the PC’s used to ring up your purchases (which also includes the self-checkout systems a lot of stores now use.)

      I know this because one of my jobs as an IT contractor was to visit various retail stores and update their POS systems.

      This particular vulnerability is a big pretty big deal because lots of retail POS system owners (especially in small “local” businesses) aren’t able/willing to spend the money necessary to have their systems “regularly” serviced/maintained.

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        I feel this so much.  I took on a couple small storefront clients several years ago and the same pattern.  Plus, the inexpensive (relatively – it was not cheap in cost) software they used was  . . .  how to say it politely?  “Not well written.”

        ~ Group "Weekend" ~

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      I feel this so much.  I took on a couple small storefront clients several years ago and the same pattern.  Plus, the inexpensive (relatively – it was not cheap in cost) software they used was  . . .  how to say it politely?  “Not well written.”

      Heh heh, it sounds like that POS software was a POS.  😉

      (Sorry, couldn’t resist!)

       

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