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dc.contributor.author Von Solms, S
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-22T07:45:42Z
dc.date.available 2016-07-22T07:45:42Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08
dc.identifier.citation Von Solms, S. 2015. An investigation into credit card information disclosure through point of sale purchases. In: Proceedings of the 14th International Information Security South Africa (ISSA) Conference, 12-13 August 2015, 54 on Bath, Rosebank, Johannesburg en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://icsa.cs.up.ac.za/issa/2015/Proceedings/Full/24_Paper.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/8684
dc.description Proceedings of the 14th International Information Security South Africa (ISSA) Conference, 12-13 August 2015, 54 on Bath, Rosebank, Johannesburg. Due to copyright restrictions, the attached PDF file only contains the abstract of the full text item. For access to the full text item, please consult the publisher's website en_US
dc.description.abstract The use of debit and credit cards has become indispensable to consumers worldwide. This cashless method of payment offers flexibility and convenience. It eliminates the safety risk of carrying large cash amounts in person and cards can be cancelled as soon as it is lost or stolen. One of the most popular methods of non-cash transactions is through a Point of Sale (POS) terminal. A POS is a quick and convenient method for a customer to pay a business, but may lead to the disclosure of sensitive information without the knowledge of the customer. By investigating the information printed on the customer and merchant transaction receipts at various POS devices in South Africa, it is shown that information provided on the POS transaction receipts can put the consumer at risk as the credit card number, expiry date and name of the card holder may be printed on these transaction receipts. This paper investigates various POS devices used by South African businesses and the relevant information printed on the merchant and customer transaction receipts after a transaction. It is shown that the information contained in the transaction receipts from certain POS terminals is sufficient to perform successful online purchases at multiple online shopping sites. We also show that when the CVV number on the back of the credit card can be obtained while the transaction is in progress, even more online shopping sites can be successfully used without the authorisation or knowledge of the credit card owner. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher International Information Security South Africa en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Worklist;15824
dc.subject Point-of-sale en_US
dc.subject Personal information disclosure en_US
dc.subject Cashless payment methods en_US
dc.subject Credit card information en_US
dc.title An investigation into credit card information disclosure through point of sale purchases en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US


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