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1.5 million ATMs will still run Windows XP when support ends in April

15
Mar
2014

Well this should be fun. Reuters reports that ATM maker NCR claims that two-thirds of all the ATMs running Windows XP in the world — or just under 1.5 million ATMs total — will not be upgraded to a newer system by the time Microsoft ends support for XP in April. However, that doesn’t mean we should expect hackers to drain ATMs of all their cash next month because many ATM companies and banks have signed deals with Microsoft to keep support coming even after the company ends support for other XP users. Such support is very expensive, however: According to one estimate cited by Reuters, “the cost of extending support and upgrading to a new platform for each of Britain’s

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