ATM Security Devs Rush Out Patch After Boffins Deliver Knockout Blow

A firm that supplies security software for cash machines has updated its technology after researchers uncovered a number of serious shortcomings. Flaws in GMV’s Checker ATM Security technology created a means for hackers to remotely run malicious code on a targeted ATM. The CVE-2017-6968 vulnerability opened the door to all manner of mischief – including but not limited to the possibility of stealing money from a compromised device, according to researchers at Positive Technologies. Checker ATM Security protects cash points by enforcing a wide range of restrictions: whitelisting with Application Control to block unauthorised applications, restricting attempts to connect peripheral devices such as a keyboard or mouse, limiting network connections using a firewall, and more.

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ORIGINAL SOURCE: The Register

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