Security systems of point-of-sales devices

ORIGINAL ARTICLE

DOI: 10.1007/s00170-006-0638-8

Cite this article as:
Yang, C., Tian, G. & Ward, S. Int J Adv Manuf Technol (2007) 34: 799. doi:10.1007/s00170-006-0638-8

Abstract

Security is a systematic issue which covers product design, implementation, logistic, manufacture and management. With the exponential growth of electronic business in recent years, the security of e-payment which is an important part of e-supply chain management (eSCM), becomes a critical issue. A large amount of payment in transactions is made via POS (point of sales) devices. The security of the POS system has its own specialties. However, few research papers focus on POS device security. This paper provides comprehensive investigation into security on POS devices. Firstly, it offers first-hand information on hardware and design of physical security. In particular, attacks, countermeasures and practical implementation are studied. Secondly, secure key management and security management in manufacture are investigated. Further research directions have been discussed according to the authors’ analysis.

Keywords

Security POS Security management Key management PIN entry device (PED) E-commerce 

Abbreviations

POS

Point of sales

eSCM

electronic supply chain management

PIN

Personal identification number

PED

PIN entry device

RFID

Radio frequency identification

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag London Limited 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.LeuchTek GmbHHamburgGermany
  2. 2.School of Computing and EngineeringUniversity of HuddersfieldHuddersfieldUK