Sunday, May 14, 2017

70% ATMs in India vulnerable to cyberattacks: Experts

12:43 PM Posted by Magneto Mohit , , No comments
What was more worrying about the global cyberattack was the fact that the outdated Windows XP version that turned out to be the weak link, crippling information systems around the world, is used by 70% of Indian ATMs.

Their complete control rests with vendors who provide banks with these systems. Microsoft stopped providing support - security patches and other tools - for Windows XP in 2014. However, on Saturday, Microsoft said it had released updates for older systems. "Given the potential impact to customers and their businesses, we have also released updates for Windows XP, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2003," a Microsoft spokesperson said.


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