PayThink ‘Factory settings’ can seal payment devices from malware
Assaf Harel | Jul 21, 2017
Malware components can have a long useful life, lurking around and then re-appearing in the most unexpected of places.
The recent reports of POS malware in payment kiosks by U.S.-based vendor Avanti is just the latest example.
Preventing such bug exploits and cyberattacks can be done by hardening those POS or payment systems, Windows-based or otherwise, according to their factory settings, and blocking any unauthorized change, i.e., malware, so that the IoT device will be resilient to these attacks with zero-day prevention.