Juniper stops researcher revealing ATM vulnerability

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Juniper stops researcher revealing ATM vulnerability

Karl Flinders

A security researcher has been prevented from disclosing security flaws in cashpoint machines at the Blackhat security conference .

Networks company, Juniper, postponed the presentation by its security researcher Barnaby Jack, on "Jackpotting Automated Teller Machines" to give the ATM manufacturer time to fix the problem.

The vulnerability lies in the underlying software, according to reports.

Juniper decided to postpone the presentation to give the ATM maker time to fix the holes, according to a Juniper blog.

"To publicly disclose the research findings before the affected vendor could properly mitigate the exposure would have potentially placed their customers at risk. That is something we don't want to see happen," the blog says.

Juniper said it was a difficult decision to postpone the talk: "We feel that Barnaby's research is important, vital to the advancement of the state of security and should be discussed in an open forum."


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