95% of the world’s ATM machines still on Windows XP

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Extended support for XP Embedded, which is what banks would be using, doesn’t end until 2016, and POSReady 2009 support doesn’t end until 2019.

MS will continue to patch XP for big customers with support contracts. They just won’t release the patches to the rest of the world.
Besides ATMs are not on the public internet nor are they accessible in any way other than opening them, in which case you’d just take the money.

If I were a bank owner, I would most certainly consider using embeded versions of Free Software operatings systems, such as GNU/Linux. That way, you don’t need Microsoft to continue to support the system… instead, you could get any group of devs could be hired to do the writing.

[QUOTE=aiolos;2716732]Besides ATMs are not on the public internet nor are they accessible in any way other than opening them, in which case you’d just take the money.[/QUOTE]

I don’k know about that… I don’t know about other banks, but at Wells Fargo, I can view my statement directly from the ATM (and items I bough via credit card just moments ago). I can also tell the machine to send a copy of my statement to my email. Therefore, I’m willing to bet that security will be a very hight priority for these machines.

Well this I am not surprised by the XP domination still lingers…