City kiosk security failures have an easy solution

By | October 3, 2016

The New York City Wi-Fi kiosks were recently shut down due to users who decided to use the devices for porn viewing. Other public devices have also been the target of hackers. Luckily there is a solution to prevent these issues: kiosk software.


We agree with the writer here. Not sure what the problem is with LinkNYC.

Excerpt: There have been a number of articles lately about public devices being misused for porn use, for example, or being at risk of allowing unauthorized access to private user information. While it is no surprise that these situations arise due to improper security measures, if the kiosks were configured using kiosk system software, there would be no such security issues or device misuse.

Author: Kiosk Industry

Kiosk manufacturer experience since 1993. Engineer for Verizon Bill Pay kiosks while at KIS in Colorado. Extensive device knowledge for printers, scanners, currency, PCI, ADA, touch screen technology, outdoor, biometrics such as fingerprint and IRIS. Runs and manages the current kiosk association, KMA. Works with U.S. Access Board on ADA and accessibility. PCI SSC participating organization. Member of National Retail Federation (NRF) and National Restaurant Association.