It seems like POS (point of sale) malware has increasingly been in the news of late. It's suspected of being the cause of stolen credit card information from major retailers including the likes of Target and Home Depot. Considering that an estimated 60% of all retail purchases are done via credit card transactions, this is a major security threat. What is POS malware, how does it work and what can you do to prevent becoming a victim of it?
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UPS announced last week that 51 (out of 4,470) of the stores in 24 states had been infected with malware, compromising the credit card and debit card information of their customers, as well as potentially customers' names, mailing addresses and email addresses.
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