Veracity Consulting’s Vice President of Technology, Amy Krohn delivers the following recap of the cybersecurity happenings for the end of May through early August 2017 time period.

Android Malware Found on Google Play Abuses Accessibility Service: A dropper discovered by researchers on Google Play abuses accessibility services in a unique way to deliver Android malware. Careful out there on Google Play!

Thousands of IoT Devices Impacted by Published Credentials List: Over 1,700 Internet of Things (IoT) devices worldwide are potentially exposed to hackers after a list containing their IPs and default login credentials emerged on Pastebin.com.  If you haven’t secured your IoT devices do so now!

PoS Flaws Allow Hackers to Steal Card Data, Change Prices: Point-of-sale (PoS) systems developed by SAP and other vendors have serious vulnerabilities that can be exploited by hackers to steal payment card data from the targeted organization’s network and change the price of items they want to purchase. An attacker can also change the data displayed on a receipt, including to display the customer’s full payment card number, not just the last 4 digits as required.  SAP retail solutions has 80 percent of retailers.  SAP was informed about the vulnerabilities in April and released a patch in July as part of its regular security updates. The company released another update on August 18 after researchers discovered that the initial fix could be bypassed via a new flaw. The weaknesses were addressed with the release of the 2476601 and 2520064 security notes. Get your PoS systems updated!

About Veracity Consulting

Veracity Consulting is a Kansas City-based technology firm with a reputation of implementing and managing IT solutions and business strategies. Our mission is to change the complex world of technology into a more efficient and profitable solution for businesses and communities. We use a collaborative approach with our clients to create and implement viable and relevant solutions. We offer a comprehensive range of commercial and government solutions in the areas of Program Management, Data Management and Analytics, Strategy and Architecture, Managed Infrastructure, and Security.

About Amy Krohn

Amy Krohn has served as a leader in the technology industry for over 20 years.  Her areas of expertise include leading organizations and companies in executive leadership, strategic planning, enterprise architecture, as a mentor, leadership development, organizational change management, delivery management, vendor management, service management, and process improvements.  Amy currently serves as Veracity Consulting’s Vice President of Technology.