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Windows 7: Most ATMs will remain on Windows XP after Microsoft pulls plug on OS


20 Mar 2014   #1

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Most ATMs will remain on Windows XP after Microsoft pulls plug on OS

Most ATMs will remain on Windows XP after Microsoft pulls plug on OS support

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More than six out of 10 ATM machines in the country will be running on an obsolete operating system when Microsoft pulls the plug on Windows XP support on April 8, raising serious security and compliance issues for the systems' operators.

According to the ATM Industry Association (ATMIA), about 38% of the nearly 425,000 ATMs in the U.S. that are powered by Windows XP will have migrated off the OS by next month's deadline.

Operators of the remaining quarter million or more machines will have an increasingly hard time supporting their systems and ensuring sufficient software security after that date.
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21 Mar 2014   #2

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And the banks have had how many years to take care of this? Scary. I haven't used an ATM in years since I can get enough cash back at stores to satisfy my needs (I mostly use plastic but like to keep some "mad money" on me "just in case") but this is incentive to continue that practice. What worries me more are the stores and restaurants that haven't upgraded yet.
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21 Mar 2014   #3

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And some small businesses won't change.

The one way they will be forced is when the credit card companies start requiring people to be off XP or they remove their services from the business. Discover and Visa already started telling businesses they need to upgrade.
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21 Mar 2014   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
And some small businesses won't change.

The one way they will be forced is when the credit card companies start requiring people to be off XP or they remove their services from the business. Discover and Visa already started telling businesses they need to upgrade.
Just out of curiosity, do you happen know (roughly) when Discover and Visa started telling businesses they need to upgrade?
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21 Mar 2014   #5

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Without going into specifics, lets just say I started hearing all of this from a couple of little birds 2 months ago.
Here in the US

The CC companies do not want to have to deal with another target issue again. And it costs them money to send new cards out and increases their calls. So they want to avoid that. I know a few chains and small businesses being told that.
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21 Mar 2014   #6

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That's interesting Andrew,
My cc just sent me a new card 2 years early
It can only be activated after a certain day = very weird considering most recommend activating it asap after getting it ?
3/24 no time before,
I've also never stepped foot in Target
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21 Mar 2014   #7

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Think about it like this, if your information got stolen who is one of the people that you call? When you have fake charges on your card who do you call? When you have questions on transactions who do you call?

The credit card company. Of course sending out a new card to a customer because they need one if there card expires soon, or whatever does not bother them. But try sending a new one out to millions of people affected in a breach and all new affected people who just started with that company, giving them a bad rep, and having to make all completely new numbers and never being able to use the old numbers and you have a headache for the Credit card companies.

They want less calls to their call centers, and they don't want to have to do documentation for every little thing (charge) a customer questions on top of their already busy workload.

And the threat of pulling out their business will def make the company act. If the credit card companies leave, your screwed. Unless all of your customers pay with cash. -(I doubt it)

No business in their right mind would ignore the threat of a credit card company.

-Also despite what happened, I like target. Eventually all places of business that are chains will be hacked. It does not matter how secure you make your stuff, there is always some dimwit IT guy (target case) or a group of hackers that can just knock the walls down.

I am not saying to give up, just realize it is going to happen.
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21 Mar 2014   #8

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I hear ya,
We all give these retailers way too much credit lol security wise
It's not If it's when will they get hacked,
I believe the card in question was only a year old ?
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