Manufacturers of PIN entry devices have received updated Payment Card Industry security requirements.

The PCI Security Standards Council on June 7 published its latest version of the PIN transaction security point-of-interaction requirements, which include enhanced testing procedures and streamlined evaluation and reporting processes for the device vendors and testing labs.

The council updates the PIN transaction security requirements every three years based on feedback from PCI participants. The new 4.0 version builds on the advanced encryption and mobile technology updates that address applying the requirements to traditional point-of-interaction deployments – including point of sale devices, unattended kiosks, mobile card readers and other devices.

"By continually enhancing the program's testing criteria we can ensure that these products are being tested and validated against the highest level of security," Bob Russo, general manager of the PCI Security Standards Council, states in the release.

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