Mobile Payment Applications Square off Against Android Threats
The PCI Council continues to have internal discussions regarding mobile payment applications. As Android malware increases exponentially, a wary eye is cast toward mobile payment applications, such as Square, that have not been subject to PA-DSS payment application security requirements.
The latest version of Square integrates wirelessly with existing cash drawers and receipt printers. The cash drawer opens [emphasis added] when the merchant taps “tender,” and receipts are printed with the merchant’s address and transaction itemization. (Square used to only offer text and e-mail receipts.)
With new features such as cash drawer activation, it’s worth watching the mobile threat landscape evolve in the coming months.