Wireless ATM Store & ATM manufacturer Genmega release new security features to protect vulnerable ATMs from wireless attacks recently seen in California.
NORTH WALES, Pa. - Nov. 12, 2018 - PRLog -- In response to the recent man-in-the-middle ATM attacks reported in California, the Wireless ATM Store, working with ATM manufacture Genmega, has engineered new security features to help protect vulnerable TCP/IP wireless connections. The new features are included in Genmega's new software, available today.
"Our first priority is always our customers," says Rick Tibberino, CEO of the Wireless Store. "We are very happy to have been able to provide an alternative solution to prevent these attacks so quickly."
The California attacks targeted unencrypted ATM communications rather than the ATM. According to reports, hackers used a host-simulating device to send altered transaction reply messages that turned transaction denials into approvals – tricking the ATM into dispensing cash. The perpetrators were able to perform these fraudulent transactions by inserting a hacked wireless device in the top cabinet of the ATM to alter the transaction reply as it returned from the host.
When ATM operators use a wireless box for a faster connection, they may bypass the ATM's built-in SSL encryption. "To combat these hacks, we worked with the Wireless ATM Store to update our software to sync the wireless device to the ATM, preventing criminals from switching boxes to perform unauthorized transactions," says Senior Vice President of Sales of Genmega Wes Dunn.
"Although this is not a permanent solution, it is a roadblock and, obviously, that's a good thing," Dunn continues.
"The new software features will require the master password to install, replace or alter the wireless communication device," Tibberino says. "We've successfully tested the solution and are proud to announce the updated software will fortify all ATM wireless devices running on IP only terminals, not just those sold by the Wireless ATM Store."
"Moving forward we expect to work with the other ATM manufacturers to ensure all ATMs are protected from this type of attack," Tibberino adds.
Contact the Wireless ATM Store at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone toll-free at 877.977.8020 for more information on how to set up your terminals to take advantage of the new security available in the software.
About Wireless ATM Store — Founded in 2012, Wireless ATM Store is a wholly owned subsidiary of ATM Partner, Inc., which provides ATM sales and processing. Based in Pennsylvania, the Wireless ATM Store offers a robust web portal, CheckURBox.com, and a wide variety of wireless connectivity solutions for ATMs, credit card terminals, vending machines, amusement and arcade games, and any device that needs to connect to the internet. To learn more, call (877) 977-8020 or visit www.wirelessatmstore.com.
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November 12, 2018 at 10:09 AM EST