libmccr is a small C library that
allows controlling MagTek credit card readers in HID mode.
mccr-cli is a simple program that uses libmccr to query device information or
process user swipes, printing out the swipe report information in standard
mccr-gtk is a GTK+ based graphical user interface program that provides swipe
information support, including track data decryption if the Base Derivation Key
is known. The program also allows performing device setting changes and key
updates using MagTek's Magensa remote service system.
Basic application view showing swipe information, including decrypted contents if supported:
Advanced application view including device properties and status information:
Remote services view, enabling the user to update device keys or perform configuration commands:
libmccr and mccr-cli options and dependencies
The basic dependencies to build the MCCR project are hidapi with either the usb or raw backend, libusb (only if the hidapi usb backend is requested) and gtk-doc (only if building from a git checkout).
When using the usb backend, the library needs to claim the interface in order to read the HID report descriptor, and that involves detaching the kernel driver and re-attaching it afterwards, which may end up re-enumerating /dev entry names.
When using the raw backend, the library is able to read the HID report descriptor directly from the kernel.
The hidapi backend to use may be selected with the
--with-hidapi-backend=[usb|raw] configure option, and will default to raw if
not explicitly given, as that is the less invasive mode of operation.
On a Debian based system, the dependencies may be installed as follows:
$ sudo apt-get install libhidapi-dev libusb-dev gtk-doc-tools
mccr-gtk options and dependencies
mccr-gtk program (enabled by default) may be disabled with the
--disable-mccr-gtk configure option.
The dependencies to build the GTK+ based application are libdukpt, gtk+ >= 3.10, glib >= 2.40, gudev >= 147, libxml >= 2 and libsoup >= 2.42.
On a Debian based system, the additional dependencies may be installed as follows:
$ sudo apt-get install libglib2.0-dev libgtk-3-dev libgudev-1.0-dev libsoup2.4-dev libxml2-dev
configure, compile and install
$ NOCONFIGURE=1 ./autogen.sh # only needed if building from git $ ./configure --prefix=/usr $ make $ sudo make install
libmccr library is licensed under the LGPLv2.1+ license, and the
mccr-gtk programs under the GPLv2+ license.
- Copyright © 2017 Zodiac Inflight Innovations
- Copyright © 2017 Aleksander Morgado email@example.com