April 2018 POS Industry News

March 2018 – POS Industry News

Welcome the the latest POS industry news from March 2018. We gathered the usual collection of news articles discussing various point of sale topics.  Most notably, the POS industry news headlines were once again dominated by malware.

Google Pay Smart Tap Hits The POS

PYMNTS.com

To help shoppers use gift cards, coupons and loyalty rewards when paying with their mobile phones, Ingenico Group has made Google Pay Smart Tap available on its point of sale (POS) systems in the U.K. Ingenico made the announcement at the Mobile World Congress, the company said in a press …

10 Best Online Ordering Systems for Small Restaurants

Small Business Trends

To use it, you send your menu, photos and other information directly to MenuDrive and they’ll build an interactive online menu for you. You can choose from a few different payment platforms and connect it to your POS system or email to keep up with the orders. The annual plan starts at $90 per month.

Computer virus hits Tim Hortons sales, pits parent against franchisees

The Globe and Mail

The glitches in restaurant owners’ cash-registers and point-of-sale (POS) terminals were caused by malware that infected Tim Hortons’s internal software system, prompting the franchisees’ association on Monday to write a letter to parent Restaurant Brands International Inc. (RBI) seeking compensation …

Oracle Is Preparing Stadiums To Handle Beer Orders Via Alexa

SportTechie

As part of an effort to reach fans where they are in sports arenas and make it easier-than-ever for them to order concessions and merchandise during games, Oracle Hospitality is experimenting with ways Alexa might be able to integrate with arenas’ point-of-sale (POS) systems. “Telling Alexa to send …

TDK Introduces Transformer Series Designed for PoE++ Applications

GlobeNewswire (press release)

The powerful new B82806D0060A* series provides an output of up to 60 W, which makes it ideal for PoE++ systems as outlined in the IEEE 802.3bt … Typical applications are video and POS systems, but also include systems such as lighting controllers, fire alarm systems or access systems that are …

Applebee’s Hit With POS Data Breach

PYMNTS.com

After its point of sale (POS) systems were reportedly affected by malware designed to capture credit card information, RMH Franchise Holdings is warning that its Applebee’s restaurants in 15 states suffered a data breach. The company said all its 167 locations were impacted, Bank Info Security reported.

POS Malware Found at 160 Applebee’s Restaurant Locations – Threatpost

Applebee’s Hit by POS Malware – Infosecurity Magazine

Dined at Applebee’s Last Year? Your Credit Card Data Could Be at Risk as 167 Locations Hit with … – Wccftech

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6 Way to Get the Most From Your Restaurant POS System

Point of Sale News ™ (press release)

Today’s modern POS systems can do amazing things to help you improve operational efficiencies, increase sales, and create better customer experiences. Unfortunately, powerful POS features are all too often left unused. Here are 6 ways you can make sure you’re taking full advantage of your …

The Best Point-of-Sale (POS) Systems of 2018

PCMag India

If you are selling anything, from gifts and clothing to food and coffee or plumbing services, then you’re going to need a point-of-sale (POS) system. These applications not only take the place of the old-fashioned cash register but they also add a wide range of important functions, including direct hooks to …

POS Systems Market Key Players, Industry Overview, Demand & Supply Chain Analysis, Forecast …

Facts of Week

POS Systems Market Report Deliver an in-depth assessment of the POS Systems including qualifying Technologies, Key trends, Market drivers, Challenges, Standardization, regulatory landscape, deployment models, opportunities, future roadmap, value chain. The POS Systems Market report also …

Stripe Moves In-Store With Index Acquisition

PYMNTS.com

Stripe, the $9 billion payments processing startup, has acquired point-of-sale (POS) software developer Index. Index, which was backed by former Google CEO Eric Schmidt’s venture capital firm Innovation Endeavors, is well-known for its software for PIN pads that is able to read a chip card in under a …

Mobile POS Systems Market Effect Factors Analysis, Technology Progress, Market Production …

Facts of Week

Mobile POS Systems Market Analysis Report covers all Analytical and Statistical brief about Market Overview, Production, Consumption, Export, Import, Demand and Forecast Research with overview and solution in the complex world of Mobile POS Systems Industry. From raw materials to downstream …

Tim Horton’s struck by POS attack; All issues now addressed, says supplier

IT World Canada

Panasonic Canada says all issues relating to a virus that struck its point of sales systems in a number of Tim Horton’s outlets a week ago “have been addressed.” “We continue to actively monitor the situation and have a team on standby to work on any new cases that may arise,” the company said …

Grocery POS Systems market 2018- applications, challenges, growth, shares, trends, top players …

Facts of Week

A new industry research that focuses on Grocery POS Systems market and delivers in-depth market analysis and future prospects of Grocery POS Systems market. The study covers significant data which makes the research document a handy resource for managers, analysts, industry experts and other …

New POS Malware PinkKite Takes Flight

Threatpost

“From a malware collection point of view, it was probably easier for adversaries to send data to clearinghouses. It also may have helped them keep a little bit of distance from the POS terminals,” Bromiley said. “But, from an investigative point of view we loved it because it made the operation very noisy.”.

North American Wireless POS Terminal Market Analysis & Forecasts Report 2017-2023 …

Business Wire (press release)

The North America Wireless POS Terminal Market expects to witness market growth of 10.7% CAGR during the forecast period (2017-2023). Regionally, North America holds the maximum market share during the forecast period. The growth can be attributed to factors such as technological …

PinkKite point of sale malware spotted in the wild

ZDNet

The malware’s executable masquerades as a legitimate Microsoft Windows program and uses names such as Svchost.exe and AG.exe. When a system has been infected — although the techniques for primary infection have not been disclosed — the malware moves across a network to PoS systems.

PinkKite POS spotted

SC Magazine

What Kroll found is the malware, like most infecting POS systems, is quite small – just 6k. It was most likely injected into a single system and then was able to spread laterally through the company’s network, ThreatPost said. The malware is able to pull credit card numbers from the POS device, validate …

Global Point-of-sale (PoS) Systems Market – Detailed Analysis of Business Opportunities, Growth …

Business Services

Point-of-sale (PoS) Systems Market report reports cover detailed information on data type like Industry chain, manufacturing process, cost structure, marketing channel, capacity, production, market share, price, growth rate, consumption, import, export, are also studied in the Point-of-sale (PoS) Systems …

Hackers Behind Prilex POS Malware Using Stolen Data To Make Functional Cards

PYMNTS.com

According to Kaspersky Lab, the Prilex malware has been around since 2014, moving from ATM hacks to hacks of POS systems developed by vendors in Brazil. Now the hackers are using the stolen credit card data to make functional plastic cards that let them perform fraudulent transactions in any store, …

POS malware evolves to target chip and PIN-protected cards

ITProPortal

Originally the malware was used to hack ATMs and POS systems created by Brazilian vendors. Cybercriminals have now taken things a step further by using the stolen credit card data acquired from these hacks to create functional plastic cards that can be used online or even in person. Due to a faulty …

Hackers using tiny malware PinkKite to steal credentials from POS machines

SC Magazine UK

According to the researchers, this new malware, dubbed PinkKite, is just 6k in size and exploits its tiny footprint to avoid detection by anti-malware systems. Once it infiltrates a Point-of-Sale system, it proceeds to steal credentials stored in the system and sends the information over to clearinghouses, …

How to Get the Most Out of a Restaurant POS System

Modern Restaurant Management

There are many POS systems, each specifically designed and developed for different industries and the restaurant business is a big part of this. Some systems make inventory keeping easy, while others are excellent at scanning barcodes and building customer loyalty programs. The main thing is to pick …

POS Industry News, part 2

The Bull’s Eye for Cybercriminals: PoS Systems

PaymentsJournal

Point of Sale systems that take payments for goods and services for the hospitality and retail industries really serve as the point-of-strike for cybercriminals stealing credit card information. Applebee’s, a popular restaurant chain, is the latest to find malware on their PoS systems that infected more than 160 …

Maximizing The ROI On Your Selection Of A POS System

Total Food Service

So why hire someone when your POS system can do all that and more? Having this system in place can be a game changer when it comes to opening or managing your restaurant, and maximizing your ROI. But does it take away from the friendly smiles of your staff? “While we always like to stay up to …

Grocery POS Systems Market Research 2017-2022; Regional Industry Segment by Production …

Business Services

An in depth Grocery POS Systems market research report has been released by Garner Insights to provide accurate information about the Grocery POS Systems market Inspection Sales Segment. The Report scrutinizes an accurate analysis of the various segments of the Industry by providing …

Worldwide Point-of-sale (PoS) Systems Market 2021- Industry Analysis (Vendors, Regions, Growth …

Business Services

Point-of-sale (PoS) Systems Market report focuses on the Global industry, especially in Americas, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. Point-of-sale (PoS) Systems industry report categorizes the market based on vendors, geographical regions, type, and application. Point-of-sale (PoS) Systems Market research …

4 Tips to Guard Against Retail Point-of-Sale Malware

BizTech Magazine

As Bank Info Security reports, the company “warned that of the 167 Applebee’s restaurants it owns and operates, 166 of them suffered a data breach in which point-of-sale systems were infected with malware designed to capture payment cards for anyone who dined at the restaurants.” The threat of POS …

First Data Expands Alipay Acceptance To 600M Chinese Users

PYMNTS.com

First Data first announced last May that it would be integrating Alipay into its Clover POS systems at U.S. merchants. “First Data continues to be a premier partner for Alipay,” said Alipay Americas President Souheil Badran in a statement. “In a few short months, First Data has significantly expanded the …

First Data and Alipay expand reach in North America – Verdict

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Reflection of a QR code on PoS scanner used to own mobile payments

The Register

In a talk titled “All your payment tokens are mine: Vulnerabilities of mobile payment systems”, Zhe said mobile payments have two weaknesses: tokens aren’t encrypted; and tokens aren’t tied to a single transaction, so can be re-used and/or hijacked. Zhe explained that mobile payments see smartphones …

POS Industry News, part 3

How to choose a point-of-sale system for your business

Business Insider

A point-of-sale (POS) system is more than a fancy cash register. In addition to checking out customers and recording sales data, it becomes the hub of your business, bringing together information about your sales, inventory, customers, and employees, so you can manage your business more efficiently.

PayThink Breaches are a broken record that cry for encryption

PaymentsSource

But what makes the Applebee’s breach so frustrating is that the malware was able to find clear-text credit card information in the chain’s POS systems. Payment card-locating malware was the same attack vector used in the 2013 Target breach, the 2014 Home Depot breach, the 2015 Landry’s breach, the …

Global Mobile POS Systems Market Growth Forecast by 2023: PayPal, iZettle, Intuit, Square …

Business Services

The latest announcement of ‘Worldwide Mobile POS Systems market’ starts with product description, definition, product scope and classification, specifications and market overview. The Mobile POS Systems report displays forecast period from 2018 to 2023. It provides a comprehensive analysis of …

Grocery POS Systems Market: Acceleration, Technology and Evolutions 2017 – 2025

Digital Journal

According to a new report published by Reports Monitor titled, “Grocery POS Systems Market By Type, and Applications: Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2017–2025,” the Grocery POS Systems Market is projected to rapidly grow from 2017 to 2025. North America dominates the …

POS Industry News, part 4

Season Openers Mean POS Prep Work

Ballpark Digest

Stadium 1 Terminal With the Minor League Baseball season launching next week, teams across the continent are prepping for hordes of fans descending on their ballparks. Is your ballpark tech ready to handle the stress? Here are five things to review before Opening Day. 1) A connectivity review for …

Why POODLE/SSL is the New Y2K for Your Restaurant

Point of Sale News ™ (press release)

Once the June 30 deadline has passed, the credit card processing functionality of any non-compliant software, operating system and/or hardware will stop working. In other words, you will face a complete shutdown of your credit card processing! Most traditional POS systems are vulnerable and will need …

Grocery POS Systems Market is Anticipated to Show Growth by 2025

Business Services

Global Grocery POS Systems Market has been segmented majorly on the basis of Type and Application. On the basis of Type, the market is bifurcated into: Cloud based and On premise. Based on the Application, the market is segmented into: Large enterprises and SMEs. By Geography, global Grocery …

POS industry news for March 2018 brought to you by QUORiON Data Systems, a POS system manufacturer. Content is collected from various sources around the Web.

April 2018 POS Industry News

September 2016 – POS Industry News Round up

Protecting against the threat of PoS malware

Information Age

The recent resurgence in point-of-sale (PoS) malware attacks has, once again, demonstrated the vulnerability of these systems. Over the course of just …

Hackers claim they breached Aussie point-of-sale tech firm, try to sell ‘customer DB’

The Register

Holden says the alleged breach should serve as a warning for PoS vendors to harden their systems noting that hackers will breach businesses using …

Data stolen from POS software provider whose clients include Woolworths-owned pubs

ABC Online

H&L Australia, whose clients include Woolworths-owned Australian Leisure and Hospitality (ALH) Group, provide point-of-sale (POS) systems for more …

Liquor Control Technology Proves A Popular Point of Sale Solution

Point of Sale News ™ (press release)

All Bottle Guardian Consoles deliver reports through a serial printer, off the Front Panel Display, or to a PC, as stand-alone systems. The Brand ID …

PCI Security Update Targets PIN System Vendors

Dark Reading

Many of the attacks have involved adversaries placing malware on POS systems and on PIN entry devices, or using skimmers to capture credit and …

What’s Hot in POS Hardware: 2016 Innovations & 2017 Insights

Hospitality Technology

From Microsoft and Android operating systems, to tablets, compact terminals, … In this annual round-up of POS hardware and peripherals, HT asked …

Year of the Chip Card: The Holdout’s Guide to EMV Card Readers

Business.com

By now, there are plenty of choices for traditional countertop credit card machines and POS systems that accept EMV chip cards, though you may …

Manager tricked into downloading POS malware by phoney IT staffer

IT World Canada

… an IT employee to the store’s manager, who was asked to download a program on a computer connected to the restaurant’s point of sale systems.

Top Story: Data Breaches Spreading Beyond Point Of Sale

Komando

Cybercriminals target point-of-sale systems because they could lead to accessing hundreds of retails stores. Lightspeed is responding to this breach …