With support ending, 95% of all ATMs are still on Windows XP

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#1

We’ve just posted the following news: With support ending, 95% of all ATMs are still on Windows XP[newsimage]http://static.myce.com//images_posts/2012/09/windows-XP-logo.jpg[/newsimage]

While Microsoft will end the support of Windows XP on the 8th of April this year, 95% of the Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) is still on the outdated Operating System (OS).

            Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/with-support-ending-95-of-all-atms-are-still-on-windows-xp-70886](http://www.myce.com/news/with-support-ending-95-of-all-atms-are-still-on-windows-xp-70886)

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#2

This was reported a few months ago. It’s also sitting as the first title in the “related posts”, glaring at me.

I can’t see the issue, if the network that they are connected is sufficiently secured from outside influence …

But of course, no network is secured, so it’s an issue :wink:

The real question is why they are running Windows at all !!!


#3

The version of XP being used in ATM machines has extended support for another 5 years.


#4

XP embedded. Even if it’s hacked there’s not a real issue.


#5

They should move off Windows completely.
Windows Embedded is just a vulnerable as XP retail / OEM. In fact its far more of a pain to get Windows patches installed in Emebedded due to the way MS deploys the patches. I’ve dealt with this first hand.
However, ifc they move to WIndows Embedded Standard 2009 which is the same binaries as XP SP3, support goes to 2023, or something like that.


#6

[QUOTE=negritude;2722756]The version of XP being used in ATM machines has extended support for another 5 years.[/QUOTE]

Not to mention that if you own a few million machines, getting support from MS isn’t too hard. MS ending retail support is not relevant.


#7

[QUOTE=debro;2722738]The real question is why they are running Windows at all !!![/QUOTE]

I agree. GNU/Linux systems have been known to be more secure than Windows. Even is Windows XP can be protected from crackers, the entire Windows family is still vulnerable to Microsoft’s own “genuine” malware. In other words, these banks are under Microsoft’s control! Talk about a scary thought!


#8

[QUOTE=TSJnachos117;2722857]I agree. GNU/Linux systems have been known to be more secure than Windows. Even is Windows XP can be protected from crackers, the entire Windows family is still vulnerable to Microsoft’s own “genuine” malware. In other words, these banks are under Microsoft’s control! Talk about a scary thought![/QUOTE]

GNU/Linux does not have support built in like a huge deal with Microsft would.


#9

Let me write an new program for the ATMs to use I promise I will not put a backdoor in it for me to use:bigsmile:


#10

Blame the greed…