The End of Windows XP Support Could Hurt ATM's
The termination of support for the operating system Windows XP could pose security threats to the ATMs.
A survey of CNN Money shows that 95% of world's ATMs still use this operating system. As of April 8 Microsoft stops the technical support for it, which means that there will be no security updates and the ATMs could become an easy target for hackers.
According to reports, most of the big world banks have already negotiated extended support with Microsoft, but experts warn that customers should be wary until the ATM software is updated to Windows 7 or 8.
Bulgarian banks told the bTV channel that they are prepared and do not expect any problems with the ATMs in Bulgaria.
Bank security experts commented that the eventual problems are overrated by the media and only create unnecessary panic.
The Bulgarian banks have either agreed with Microsoft on extended support or have implemented own security measures.