Want to read Slashdot from your mobile device? Point it at m.slashdot.org and keep reading!

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Compare cell phone plans using Wirefly's innovative plan comparison tool ×
Security

Submission + - Analysis: Identifying crypto holes in Eftpos machi (scmagazine.com.au)

mask.of.sanity writes: Security experts charged with testing Australia’s PIN-Entry Devices (PED) before they hit supermarkets have discovered cryptographic holes in nine in ten Eftpos terminals.

The devices encrypt user PINs to prevent information from being intercepted while in transmission. Secret keys are held by sending and receiving parties so that encrypted messages can be read.

The problems can be eradicated if simple key management principles were applied and complex systems are avoided.

This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Analysis: Identifying crypto holes in Eftpos machi

Comments Filter:

If you are smart enough to know that you're not smart enough to be an Engineer, then you're in Business.

Working...