Patent Number: 7,784,691

Title: Security functionality for magnetic card readers and point of sales devices

Abstract: A magnetic card reader including a magnetic head, located in a non-secured region, at least one signal path extending from the magnetic head in the non-secured region to a secured region, signal processing circuitry located within the secured region, an obscuring signal injector located within the secured region and an obscuring signal remover located within the secured region, for receiving a combination of at least one signal output and an obscuring signal and for providing an unobscured signal output, corresponding to the at least one signal output, to the signal processing circuitry.

Inventors: Mirkazemi-Moud; Mehran (Rocklin, CA), Aviv; Arnon (Herzlia, IL)

Assignee: Verifone Inc.

International Classification: G06K 7/08 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018