Quote of the Day: “Attacks on point-of-sale systems are growing exponentially.”

“Attacks on point-of-sale systems are growing exponentially,” said Tom Kellermann, a vice president at the security company Trend Micro. Mr. Kellermann said this was, in large part, because encryption no longer provided a deterrent for skilled hackers. A high-ranking official for Barnes & Noble said that hackers had infiltrated credit card terminals at 63 locations across the United States and used information from some customers’ credit cards to make unauthorized purchases. Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/24/business/hackers-get-credit-data-at-barnes-noble.html