Thursday, July 03, 2008

PCI to Include Unattended POS Devices

Have you ever wondered when you pump gas, if the card reader on the pump could be stealing your credit card number? Well, the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council sought to alleviate that fear this week with additional security guidelines for unattended payment devices, like those in kiosks, stores and gas stations.

Basically, according to a council press release, the devices will have to have the same level of protection for account numbers as POS devices manned at checkout counters in stores. These protections include not storing account numbers and PINs and encrypting them in transit.

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