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WATCH: Techies show how to buy a MacBook for P50

/ 11:49 AM September 03, 2017

Apple products are known to be quite expensive, especially MacBooks. But security researchers discovered a way to get the price down to as low as $1 (roughly P50).

The researchers who discovered the hack work for a software security company called ERPScan. They claim this security hole as usable on SAP point-of-sale (POS) machines.

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These same researchers also uploaded a proof-of-concept video on YouTube to show how easy it is to access POS machines and buy a MacBook for a dollar.

According to the video, the method gives a hacker complete and unrestricted access to do whatever they wish with the prices using a small $25 (roughly P1,250) Raspberry Pi computer.

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The statement published on ERPScan’s website said that the method exploited missing security checks in a SAP POS Xpress server. Once a tool like a Raspberry Pi computer has been connected to a POS device, hackers can get to work remotely through the internet to change prices as they wish.

Fortunately, a patch for these SAP POS machines have been made available since August 21. They advised retailers to quickly update their SAP POS solutions. JB

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TOPICS: $1, macbook, point of sale, Raspberry Pi, SAP POS
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