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Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Software May Store PINs Warns VISA

Monday VISA issued an alert warning their member groups and consumers that some point-of-sale software may be storing PINs despite industry regulations. According to VISA in an email to TechWeb: "….we provided a confidential alert to a limited number of financial institutions advising them that a particular configuration of certain software could cause it to store cardholder data. We further advised them of the existence of a software upgrade designed to address the problem."

On Friday the Wall Street Journal, who had somehow gotten a copy of the alert, revealed that Fujitsu Transaction Solutions Inc., a Frisco, Texas-based subsidiary of Japan's Fujitsu Ltd. made two programs that retained customer information -- RAFT and GlobalStore.

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Submitted by Computer Consulting 101