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MasterCard Making More Retail Enemies, Bans Remote Key Injection

Posted in PCI by ebs4pos on July 9, 2009

Just a few weeks after it roughed up Level 2 merchants with demand for on-site assessments, MasterCard is now forbidding any retailers from using remote key injection to install new encryption keys on point-of-sale (POS) systems.

The report, attributed to two anonymous retailers who told it to Gartner security analyst Avivah Litan, will mean a lot more manual work. A Computerworld story quoted Litan: “‘This really [has thrown] a wrench in people’s plans,’ Litan said. Merchants were counting on remote key injection for quickly upgrading their terminals to Triple Data Encryption Algorithm standards (TDES) as required under PCI. ‘POS vendors were all about to release this capability after spending lots of R&D and engineering money making it happen.’”

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  1. JIM said,

    This seems to be a rumor at the moment. Stay tuned.


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