Point-of-sale machines are one of the most important parts of the retail ecosystem. After all, without these devices, transactions couldn’t take place, or would be incredibly slow with pencil and paper. Therefore, ensuring the functionality and security of these systems should be a high priority for any retailer. If they don’t want to incur extra costs and potentially damage their reputations, companies need to understand the impact a breach like this could have and make sure they’re taking the proper precautions.
In the past, the importance of POS security has entered the media limelight on numerous occasions. Most notably, or maybe the one that got the most press time, was the infamous Target hack of 2013.
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