ATM security devs rush out patch after boffins deliver knockout blow

Researchers had full control and were able to make unauthorised withdrawals




3 May 2017 at 14:55, John Leyden

A firm that supplies security software for cash machines has updated its technology after researchers uncovered a number of serious shortcomings.


Flaws in GMV’s Checker ATM Security technology created a means for hackers to remotely run malicious code on a targeted ATM. The CVE-2017-6968 vulnerability opened the door to all manner of mischief – including but not limited to the possibility of stealing money from a compromised device, according to researchers at Positive Technologies.


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