Point-of-sale experts bypass security measures in popular PIN pad, including EMV protections

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After physically demonstrating how to hijack retail point-of-sale transactions – including those using EMV-standard chip cards – two security experts from NCR Corporation offered attendees at Black Hat critical tips on preventing such incidents in real life. 

Nir Veltman, head of application security, and Patrick Watson, software security architect, suggested that merchants use point-to-point encryption (P2PE) to secure the data transfer between a payment terminal or PIN pad and the actual POS solution.

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