That is the number of cards that will pass thru the known vulnerable System Manager Pro software this year. There are still over 200 sites running SMP today without having SMPLink™ installed.
After SMP was deemed by Visa as vulnerable fifteen months ago, VisaNet processors were supposed to decertify the software. Who knows what that means?
What the processors have done is to institute “PCI Non-Compliance fees.” These fees of $10 to $30 per month are significantly cheaper for the merchant to pay than the cost of installing PCI compliant software and processes. Apparently, Visa will do nothing until a breach occurs, then a large fine will be imposed on the merchant.
Should the processors be allowed to overlook the usage of known vulnerable payment applications? We say NO!
Either kick these sites off your network or increase the fees to unbearable amounts.
Consumers may think twice before using their credit card in a quick service restaurant this year.
These sites can get PCI compliant now by installing SMPLink™.
SMPLink™ has nearly 750 sites installed and processes 2.75 Million PCI compliant credit transactions per month. SMPLink™ has also processed over one half million gift card transactions.
Find SMPLink™ on the PCI Council List of Validated Payment Applications: search for Application=”SMPLink” or Company=”Bunt Software”.
SMPLink™ is the ONLY PA-DSS compliant credit interface for the Panasonic System Manager Pro (SMP) pos system.