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Beware of PoS Malware Becoming More Sophisticated

New strains of Point-of-Sale (PoS) malware are increasingly sophisticated. One of the latest, ModPOS malware, has been described as "the most sophisticated PoS malware" yet. Jason Tan, CEO & co-founder, Sift Science, said this about ModPOS:

"The discovery of this sophisticated malware underscores how important it is for retailers to adopt the strongest safeguards possible to protect sensitive payment information – and prevent criminals from successfully using this information to commit fraud. This includes practicing end-to-end encryption of customer data, providing EMV card readers in stores, and implementing a real-time anti-fraud solution online to spot card-not-present fraud before it hits."

Read more at PoS Malware Threats Just in Time for the Busy Credit Card Season.

Your company's data — client information, payment information, personal files, bank account details — is always at risk of falling into the wrong hands. And every day, security threats seem to come from a new place.

In this slideshow, we have collected some of the best advice that leading security experts have shared with IT Business Edge recently, identifying areas of data vulnerability and helping you develop strategies for securing your data and information systems.

 

Related Topics : Unisys, Stimulus Package, Security Breaches, Symantec, Electronic Surveillance

 
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